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226 Souza, Vitor Marconi deAction research: perceptions of content-based instruction in an English as a foreign language settingContent-based instruction (CBI) aims to develop students' content and language knowledge as well as their ability to use learning strategies to become autonomous learners. It is a language teaching methodology that uses content as the organizing principle and makes a dual commitment to both language...Content-based instruction; Culture; EFL; Perceptions; Teaching; Vocabulary2014-12
227 Driscoll, Matthew WilliamLiterary soundscapes of the American WestInfluenced by the continued growth of the interdisciplinary field of sound studies, my dissertation examines sounds and soundscapes in several prose works of Western American literature. Literary Soundscapes of the American West examines literary sounds-the collective, but varied, representations of...Contemporary literature; Soundscapes; West2014-08
228 Ecsedy, Kathryn LynCharting a new course: mapping, ethnicity, and the forging of national identity in ChinaUpon the conclusion of the Qing Dynasty in 1912, the areas formerly under their control experienced an era of uncertainty regarding their political future. Although early Western historians of China have mistakenly held the Qing Empire to be synonymous with China, more recent work in the field of Ch...Borders; China; Ethnicity; Explorers; Mapping; Nationalism2014-08
229 Martin, William KarlCartography as an expression of empire: mapping colonial North America and the young American RepublicDuring the last third of the twentieth century, the history of cartography caught the interest of more than a few historians who would have otherwise viewed maps as interesting, but not entirely essential to the focus of their chosen research. Since the pioneering work of J. B. Harley, David Woodwar...Cartography; Empire2014-12
230 Christensen, Douglas ForsgrenGood people make good friends: critical friendship and ethos in college compositionThis dissertation argues that scholarship on ethos in first-year writing courses overlooks important articulations in the relationship between teacher and student and between peer students. I apply a theory heretofore little known in the American writing studies conversation called critical friendsh...Composition; Levinas; Montaigne; Pedagogy; Response to student writing; Writing studies2014-08
231 Peterson, John DelonHistory of the Mormon missionary movement in South America to 1940religious thought and practice that is American in origin. From a beginning in western New York in 1830 it has grown into an organization which is worldwide in scope. Those largely responsible for this expansion are Mormon missionaries- members of the Church who devote two to three years in voluntar...Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; Mormons; Missionaries; South America; Proselyting1961-11
232 Hansen, Lindsay A.Second-language writer and instructor perceptions of the effectiveness of a curriculum-integrated research skills library guidePrior research and best teaching practices in L2 academic writing suggest that a combination of information literacy content and language teaching is effective in helping L2 writers learn the skills needed to become effective researchers (Bordonaro, 2011; Grabe & Stoller, 1997; Stoller, 2004). Resea...Content-based instruction; Curriculum assessment; English as a second language; Information literacy; L2 writing2014-08
233 Willoughby, JenniferThe hygienic childhood: morality, segregation, and the discrepancy between theory and practice in Treaty Port ChinaThis thesis examines the impact that colonial isolationist theory had upon childrearing techniques in treaty port China between 1881 and 1937. It works from the hypothesis that proper physical, moral, and identity development were all treated as components of good child health. It argues that obsess...Child; China; Health; Hygiene; Port; Segregation2014-08
234 Carroll, Patrick NealViolence and disavowal in Victorian narrativeThis dissertation demonstrates the Victorian novel's preoccupation with what it understands as liberal society's disavowed reliance on arbitrary and often violent decisions as a means of overcoming political and moral incommensurability, or, in other words, what Carl Schmitt has rather infamously ca...Carl schmitt; Conrad; Dickens; Eliot; Novel; Victorian2014-08
235 Mathis, Don RichardCamp Floyd in retrospectDuring the period of United States History typified by the westward movement, military posts were established along the main routes of travel for the principal purpose of providing protection to those hardy souls who looked to the setting sun for a better way of life. There was at least one exceptio...Camp Floyd; Military posts; Western United States expansion1959-06
236 Moreno, Robyn A.Participatory service-learning and identity in intercollegiate forensics organizationsOne of the most significant ways to address the ongoing problem of college student dropout is through student engagement. Student engagement includes institutional access to and participation in educationally purposeful activities. When educationally purposeful activities are combined with opportuni...Forensics; Higher education; Organizational identity; Student engagement2014-08
237 Hudak-Rosander, Cristina MichelleRefining betrayal trauma theory to inform models of acquired callousness among delinquent youthCallous-unemotional (CU) traits are an important distinguishing characteristic among delinquent youth, as youth displaying CU traits tend to commit the most severe offenses. CU traits have typically been conceptualized as biologically ingrained traits; however, recent research suggests that some you...Betrayal trauma; Callous-unemotional traits; Emotional numbing; Experiential avoidance; Juvenile delinquency; Trauma2014-08
238 Sedgwick, Desiree'Not their mother's daughter: American civilian women's role in the Vietnam WarAmerican women who came of age in the 1960s grew up during the era of Cold War and containment. During this time, Americans turned to the family for a sense of security against communism. The belief was that if the home were secure, the nation would remain secure from communism, and the only way the...American civilain women; Civilian women; Vietnam war; Women2014-08
239 Koskella, Melaine AlexxannA universal approach to plague epidemics in fifteenth century Mamluk Egypt and Syria: contemporary bias, classical Islamic medicine and the voices of the UlamaArabic historical narratives from fifteenth century Egypt allow a holistic exploration of the parallels and dichotomies inherent in debates regarding plague epidemics and etiology, classical Islamic medicine, and the fluid and yet precarious societal position of the ulama as historians of these epid...Black death; Egypt; Mamluk; Medieval medicine; Plague; Syria2014-08
240 Rabideau, AmandaTalker background and individual differences in the speech intelligibility benefitOne way talkers can increase intelligibility is by producing clear speech. Though clear speech, as opposed to conversational speech (ConvS), generally increases intelligibility (known as the clear speech intelligibility benefit), not all talkers exhibit the same degree of benefit. Ferguson showed th...Individual differences; Intelligibility benefit; Nonnative; Speech; Talker background2014-08
241 Madsen, Truman GrantThe ethics of William James"Any author is easy", William James once remarked, if you can catch, the center of his vision." (WJMT 12) And elsewhere, "All philosophers, accordingly, have conceived of the whole world after the analogy of some particular feature of it which has particularly captivated their attention." (1U 8) It ...Ethics; William James philosophy; Literature1951
242 Sawyer, Elliott AlexanderPostfeminism in female team superhero comic booksComic books are beginning to be recognized for their impact on society because they inform, channel, and critique cultural norms. This thesis investigates how comic books interact and forward postfeminism. Specifically, this thesis explores the ways postfeminism interjects itself into female superhe...Comic books; Cultural studies; Feminism; Postfeminism; Superhero2014-08
243 Zabriskie, Linda MurielResting in the highest good: the conscience of a Utah liberalResting in the Highest Good: the Conscience of a Utah Liberal is a limited biography of Elbert Duncan Thomas, who served as United States Senator from Utah between 1933 and 1951. He was defeated by Wallace F. Bennett in the election of 1950. Elbert Thomas was a civilized man living in an uncivilized...1932-1950; Elbert D Thomas; McCarthyism; New deal; United States senator; Utah2014-08
244 Taylor, Julie LynnProstitution policy and the function of silence: the communicative constitution of a clandestine (un)organizationWhile often hailed as the world's oldest profession, prostitution is most commonly considered an illegal activity. As such, prostitution operates as a hidden organization relying on covert organizing processes in order to function. However, this reality begs the question of how hidden organizations ...Clandestine organization; Communication constitutes organizing; Discourse; Feminist poststructuralism; Prostitution policy; Silence2014-08
245 Funk, Timothy JessLark, Utah: a case study of public communication in community organizingThis thesis presents the notion of public communication in community organizing and traces how it functions through the illustrative example of the closing of the mining town of Lark, Utah. Shortly before Christmas 1977, Kennecott Copper Corporation announced it had purchased the town of Lark and th...Communication; Public communication; Community organization; Kennecott Copper Corporation1983-06
246 Manfull, Lowell LyndonThe chessmen: a play in three acts"The Chessmen" began as a partial fulfillment of the requirements of a course in playwrighting conducted at the University of Utah by Mr. Robert Hyde Wilson. The first draft of the play was completed at that time. Since then the play has been produced and revised to fulfill thesis requirements. In t...Play; Military1955-06
247 Prindle, Jeremy DavidThe devil's prayers: metal music in IranMetal music is a highly misunderstood style of music that is dismissed and demonized all over the world; even in the US and Europe where it originated it is still vilified and viewed as an unsophisticated style of music. In the Islamic Republic of Iran the same views are amplified to the extreme as ...Arsames; Blues; Iran; Iranian; Metalhead; Metal music2014-05
248 Plummer, Charles ThomasThe cartographer's chronicles: book IFrom the unnatural long lives of Old Testament prophets and Gandalf the Grey, to the immortality of Elves and The Highlander, I am fascinated by stories of longevity and immortality. I chose medieval fantasy as a genre to answer my own question about immortality: How far into hell can seven people t...Fantasy; Fiction; Immortality; Magic; Medieval; Swords2014-05
249 Mora, Juliane MarieConstructing social justice pedagogy: critical perspectives on pedagogical Praxis in the communication classroomThis dissertation is a qualitative examination of the pedagogical practices of communication educators teaching college level courses with the goal of social justice. In particular, I focus on the strategies of self-identified social justice educators to understand what they are labeling social just...Critical pedagogy; Social justice2014-05
250 Wickelson, Paul B.Out of joint: Neoliberalism, narrative, and the gothic quest for place in the dialectical westIn this dissertation, I argue that although the Gothic sensibility in the U.S. cultural tradition is often associated with the regional spaces of the South and the Northeast, we should also be willing to imagine the U.S. West in Gothic terms. Stories of ghosts, haunting, and trauma help us to come t...Contemporar; Culture; Globalization; Gothic; Neoliberalism; West2014-05
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