Final Project Titles by Programmatic Themes

MALS students design their own programs of study. Each program includes a unique set of electives that support a culminating final project.

Compiled here are a set of commonly chosen program themes. Click on each to see set of sample final project titles.

Note that MALS students have the option to complete one of five types of final projects: academic thesis, position/advocacy paper, educational design project, practicum, or creative project (visual art, performance, creative writing, or music).

*These thematic titles are also advanced certificate titles.

Mining "The Twenty" Via Memory Work: Reinterpreting Story, Rewriting Identity
Kwacz, Kristina, 2017 (creative project: photography/exhibition)

Native borne: Colonialism and postcolonialism in the display of Seneca culture in Western New York museums
Piccione, Brendalee, 2015 (creative project: exhibit)

Reflections of a Mad Black Preservationist Engaging Black Syracuse in Holistic Preservation
Muhammad, Brenda Billins, 2014 (creative project: interactive exhibit)

It Takes Two to Show the Pattern: The Construction of Masculinity in Progressive Age America
Tester, Michael, 2015 (creative project: exhibition and performance)

Stonewall: Riot, Rebellion, Activism and Identity
Gioia, Christopher, 2017 (thesis: oral history project with website)

Analysis of "The Immigrant's Daughter," a novel by Michele Cooper
Cooper, Michele, 2015 (creative project: writing)
2015

Musical theater as a concept of American culture
Perry, Daniel E., 2012 (thesis)

Muslim love, American style: Islamic-American hybrid culture and native-born American Black Muslim romance
Abdullah-Poulos, Layla, 2016 (thesis)

Is the Truth Out There? Conspiracy Theories in American History
Jaime Albrecht, 2018 (educational design project)

Superheroes & the Small Screen: Articles on the Representation of Comic Book Characters on Television
Hopkins, Keith, 201x (thesis)

The Theoretical Value of Fan Generated Texts
Rehac, Paul, 201x (thesis)

“B*”: A Theatrical Study of Fe/Male Identity, Embodiment, and Performance
Warren Baker, Lindsay, 2015. (creative project: theatre/performance studies)

Women in Business Online Workshops on Topics Related to Gender Inequality, Negotiation Skills and Reentry in the Workforce
Paez, Yvette (an educational design project), 2018

Muslim love, American style: Islamic-American hybrid culture and native-born American Black Muslim romance
Abdullah-Poulos, Layla, 2016 (thesis)

There is no One Woman: an investigation of modern womanhood
Mittermeyer, Kendra, 2014 (thesis)

Thirteen Short Stories Inspired by Four Transformations in a Woman’s Life
Jansdotter-Farr, Maria, 2012 (creative project: fiction writing)

It Takes Two to Show the Pattern: The Construction of Masculinity in Progressive Age America
Tester, Michael, 2015 (creative project: exhibition and performance)

Stonewall: Riot, Rebellion, Activism and Identity
Gioia, Christopher, 2017 (thesis: oral history project with website)

Advancing Women’s Careers through Adult Learning and Development:
An Open Education and Communities Approach
Coco, Beth, 2012 (position paper with educational design component

 

Time in Live Sound and Motion Picture: Addressing Gender Violence Through Weimar Era Cinema
Acher-Modiano, Yael, 2017 (creative project: music)

The Hound of Heaven: A paraliturgical opera in one act
Budenholzer, Joseph, 2014 (creative project: music and performance)

A Foot In the Door: The Dance of Late Capitalism An exploration of the body in late-capitalism through community dance performance
Culley, Colleen Wahl, 2012 (creative project: dance/movement)

Musical theater as a concept of American culture
Perry, Daniel E., 2012 (thesis: musical theater)

Defying beauty: An exhibit of real stories and real women
Murray, Laura K., 2011 (creative project: photojournalism)

It Takes Two to Show the Pattern: The Construction of Masculinity in Progressive Age America
Tester, Michael, 2015 (creative project: exhibition and performance)

Only Built for Food and Drinks: Counter Capitalist Raptivism in American Popular Culture
DiGesare, Nicholas, 2016 (creative project: music)

Motion Arrested: A Critical Evaluation of Wayne McGregor’s Infro and Female Body Politic in Contemporary Ballet
Parsons, Samantha, 2015 (thesis: dance)

“B*”: A Theatrical Study of Fe/Male Identity, Embodiment, and Performance
Warren Baker, Lindsay Warren, 2015. (creative project: theatre/performance studies)

Is the Truth Out There? Conspiracy Theories in American History
Jaime Albrecht, 2018 (educational design project)

Projections of War: An Exploration of American Propaganda during World War Il
Surowicz, Simon, 2015 (thesis)

Extraordinary Times Through Ordinary Eyes: Perspectives on the Second Half of the Twentieth
Century
Horgan, Barbara, 2015 (thesis)

Japanese holdouts of World War Two: Honor, culture or self-preservation
Bailey, Todd C., 2014 (thesis and exhibit)

American Caesars: Analyzing Domestic Influences on the Imperial Presidency
Cangemi, Robert, 2013 (thesis)

Only Built for Food and Drinks: Counter Capitalist Raptivism in American Popular Culture
DiGesare, Nicholas, 2016 (creative project: music)

Mining "The Twenty" Via Memory Work: Reinterpreting Story, Rewriting Identity
Kwacz, Kristina, 2017 (creative project: photography/exhibition)

Motion Arrested: A Critical Evaluation of Wayne McGregor’s Infro and Female Body Politic in Contemporary Ballet
Parsons, Samantha, 2015 (thesis: dance)

“B*”: A Theatrical Study of Fe/Male Identity, Embodiment, and Performance
Warren Baker, Lindsay, 2015. (creative project: theatre/performance studies)

The Hound of Heaven: A paraliturgical opera in one act
Budenholzer, Joseph, 2014 (creative project: music and performance)

Abstract art gallery exhibit and catalog
Bigness-Lanigan, Linda, 2014 (creative project: visual art and exhibit)

"Celt Proud" Young Women's Clothing Inspired by Celtic History, Culture, Mythology & Rock n' Roll
Husband-Cohen, Cynthia, 2013 (creative project: fashion design)

A Foot In the Door The Dance of Late Capitalism An exploration of the body in late-capitalism through community dance performance
Culley, Colleen Wahl, 2012 (creative project: dance and movement)

Visual Communication and Sequential Narrative: The Family Tree Mandalas
Kohler, Nancy, 2011 (creative project: visual art)

The Power of Film Images: How Film Style, Narrative and Psychology Shape the Psyches of Viewers
Jonathan Zogby, 201x (thesis)

Sunset Park Community Arts Center: A plan for training children in the arts
Todras, Emily, 2010 (position paper with educational design component)

Break-Up: A Novel
Goode, Judith, 2018 (creative project: fiction writing)

Analysis of "The Immigrant's Daughter," a novel
Cooper, Michele, 2015 (creative project: fiction writing)

Linked short stories: The Digger Resistance
Fischkin, Barbara, 2014 (creative project: fiction writing)

Thirteen Short Stories Inspired by Four Transformations in a Woman’s Life
Jansdotter-Farr, Maria, 2012 (creative project: fiction writing)

La Vida Comida: Food and Life in Peru
Ramos, Jennifer, 2018. (creative project: creative nonfiction)

Creative Drama and Creative Movement in Montessori Lower Elementary Education.
Lipman, Lauren, 2010. (creative project: theatre, dance, and education)

The Manor House: A Collection of Young Adult Historical Fiction
Selig, Beth, 2012 (creative project: collection of short stories)

Improving Japanese Language Learning using Pop Culture
Hiroko Miyashita, 2018 (thesis)

Is the Truth Out There? Conspiracy Theories in American History
Jaime Albrecht, 2018 (educational design project)

Understanding the Dynamics of Students with Disabilities in the Urban Public Schools
Samvia Gaynor Henry, 2018 (practicum)

Women in Business Online Workshops on Topics Related to Gender Inequality, Negotiation Skills and Reentry in the Workforce
Paez, Yvette, 2018 (educational design project)

Viewing the Caribbean through cultural performance: An interdisciplinary study of Caribbean culture
Brust, Alison, 2014 (educational design)

High impact study abroad models: Featuring Inkululeko's collaboration with Syracuse University
Torreano, Jason. 2014 (position advocacy paper)

Academic success for NYS military personnel suffering from PTSD
Bartman, Debra., 2013 (position advocacy paper)

Phattime: Critical Media Literacy for Urban Students
Rogers, Alvin, 2013 (educational design project)

Using game-based learning in algebra courses with community college students
Liska, Kathy. 2011 (thesis)

Education from the Cold War to No Child Left Behind: How federal policy makers have sought to transfer responsibility for societal issues onto America's schools
Dietz, Peter. 2010 (thesis)

Developing literacy in young English language learners through the use of technology
Parra, Kirsten, 2010 (thesis)

Creative Drama and Creative Movement in Montessori Lower Elementary Education
Lauren Lipman, 2010. (creative project: theatre, dance, and education)

Handbook: Teaching dance across the disciplines
Haig, Teresa, 2010 (educational design project)

Advancing Women’s Careers through Adult Learning and Development: An Open Education and Communities Approach
Coco, Beth, 2012 (position paper with educational design component)

Using ethnographic literature to enhance personal narrative writing at the secondary level
King, Cathleen M. 2009 (thesis)

Fanning the Flames of Service
Raeder, Janice H, 2018 (educational design project)

Introduction to Psychosomatics
Carl, Sara, 2016 (thesis with educational design component)

Improving professionalism in massage therapy through continuing education in the development of successful therapeutic relationships
Kemp, Jennifer, 2016 (educational design project)

Creatively exploring the changing self-image of a woman with dementia: A caretaker's view
Applegarth, Lin, 2015 (creative project: visual art)

Heal Yourself to Heal the Planet: book proposal for and selected chapters of a creative nonfiction book on holistic living
Meyer-Fitzsimmons, Susanne, 2012 (educational design project)

Phattime: Critical Media Literacy for Urban Students
Rogers, Alvin, 2013 (educational design project)

Academic success for NYS military personnel suffering from PTSD
Bartman, Debra., 2013 (position advocacy paper)

Reflections of a Mad Black Preservationist Engaging Black Syracuse in Holistic Preservation
Muhammad, Brenda Billins, 2014 (creative project: interactive exhibit)

Rooting for a neighborhood: promoting civic engagement through acts of community gardening
Lightle, Olivia, 2014 (position advocacy paper)

A Foot In the Door The Dance of Late Capitalism An exploration of the body in late-capitalism through community dance performance
Culley, Colleen Wahl, 2012 (creative project: dance/movement)

Best Practices in Environmental Education for Children and the Community
Whittmore, Wendy, 2011 (position advocacy paper)

Viewing the Caribbean through cultural performance: An interdisciplinary study of Caribbean culture
Brust, Alison, 2014 (educational design)

Japanese holdouts of World War Two: Honor, culture or self-preservation
Bailey, Todd C., 2014 (thesis)

"Celt Proud" Young Women's Clothing Inspired by Celtic History, Culture, Mythology & Rock n' Roll
Husband-Cohen, Cynthia, 2013 (creative project: fashion design)

Introduction to Psychosomatics
Carl, Sara, 2016 (thesis with educational design component)

A Foot In the Door The Dance of Late Capitalism An exploration of the body in late-capitalism through community dance performance
Culley, Colleen Wahl, 2012 (creative project: dance and movement)

Motion Arrested: A Critical Evaluation of Wayne McGregor’s Infro and Female Body Politic in Contemporary Ballet
Parsons, Samantha, 2015 (thesis: dance)

The Process of Creating a Dance Resource for Educators
Sullivan, Erin, 2011 (creative project: dance)

Creative Drama and Creative Movement in Montessori Lower Elementary Education
Lauren Lipman, 2010. (creative project: theatre, dance, and education)

Handbook: Teaching dance across the disciplines
Haig, Teresa, 2010 (educational design project)

Sunset Park Community Arts Center: A plan for training children in the arts
Todras, Emily, 2010 (position paper with educational design component)

The Theoretical Value of Fan Generated Texts
Rehac, Paul, 201x (thesis)

Analysis of "The Immigrant's Daughter," a novel
Cooper, Michele, 2015 (creative project: fiction writing)

Phattime: Critical Media Literacy for Urban Students
Rogers, Alvin, 2013 (educational design project)

Developing literacy in young English language learners through the use of technology
Parra, Kirsten, 2010 (thesis)

Using ethnographic literature to enhance personal narrative writing at the secondary level
King, Cathleen M. 2009 (thesis)

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