Thesis Requirements

The thesis is your final product - the capstone of all of your work toward the International Degree while at OSU.

This thesis places your academic discipline in an international context, often in a comparative fashion, and allows you to explore what interests you most about your subject and its place in the world.

As part of your thesis requirement, you must take additional credits including

You will have a thesis advisor from your primary major department (exceptions made on a case-by-case basis).  This advisor will be the instructor of record for your thesis credits, and guide your overall thesis-writing experience.

There are thesis guidelines to give you a general idea of structure, contents, length, as well as example pages.

Your thesis is considered complete once you have

 

 

You can view examples of thesis titles. Or, we have also recently begun uploading digital theses to the Valley Library ScholarsArchive@OSU. Feel free to browse the collection!

*Biology students must enroll in 3-6 credits of 401 Research instead of 403 Thesis.

Format - learn about what the final product should include and how it should look
Examples - take a look at what other ID students have written
Class - find details on INTL 407: Introduction to Thesis
Presentation - find out what you need to do to prepare for your presentation
IRB/Human Subject Research - learn how to conduct interviews or surveys for your thesis
Joint Thesis Options - learn how you can combine your thesis requirements with other programs

Thesis Format and Content

There are limited requirements the International Degree places on the format and content of your thesis. Please see our Thesis Guildelines document for recommendations and suggestions.

Content

The thesis should demonstrate your comprehensive understanding of global issues and of the international dimensions of your primary degree.  It can be considered international in one of three ways:

Format

At minimum, your document should be 8 pages of formal writing outside of introductory pages, the table of contents, appendices and your bibliography.  Your thesis should include the following pages:

You can download the Thesis Template in either (.doc) or (.pdf) format.  These templates include standard spacing and formats expected to satisfy the ID thesis requirements.

Be sure to review the Thesis Guidelines for more information on timeline, content and formatting issues.

Library

International Degree Theses Library

NEW! We've started a digital collection of full-text ID theses on the Valley Library's website!

You can see every International Degree thesis title on this page. Most of these were submitted before the digital archive was created, so digital copies aren't available. The original printed theses are available for checkout through the ID office, though.

The filtering tools below have been added for your convenience. Simply choose a College, Author/Advisor, or Keyword (or a combination of these items) and click the Apply button.

Business

Hodges S.  2010.  Analysis of the microcar market in the United States and India : Impact of macroeconomic forces and cultural values. College of Business. BA, International Studies in Business Administration:37. Abstract
Clark LR.  2010.  An Analysis of the Introduction of the Euro on Spain and their Markets. Business Administration. BA, International Studies in Business Administration:30. Abstract
Wolfer RJ.  2008.  Financial Reporting and the Business Environment:. Accountancy. Honors Baccalaureate of Science in Accountancy:64. Abstract
Watanabe M.  2000.  A Japanese Tradition; Assimilation of American Pop Culture. Business Administration. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Business Administration :34. Abstract

Science, Pharmacy

Yi S.  2010.  A Comparative Study of Pharmacy Practices between the United States and Ecuador. General Science, College of Science. BA, International Studies in General Science:41. Abstract

Liberal Arts

Schoen C.  2010.  Survival by Suicide: Motivation of Suicide Operations in the Middle East. Psychology, College of Liberal Arts. BA, International Studies in Psychology:39. Abstract
Hayashi T.  2003.  Sucre to Dollar, Franc to Euro: the cultural impact of currency change in Ecuador and France. Foreign Languages and Literatures. BA, International Studies in Spanish:51. Abstract
Garbarino A.  2006.  NAFTA: Effects on Information Technology in Mexico. Economics. HBA, International Studies in Economics:63. Abstract
Abrams L.  1999.  "New Guidelines:" An Assertive Japanese Military. Political Science. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Political Science :34. Abstract
Bake JB.  2008.  THE CLASH OF TWO WORLDS: A STUDY OF NORTH AFRICAN IMMIGRATION INTO FRANCE. French. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in French:41. Abstract
Beckers S.  2007.  Political Culture: Differences in East and West Germany.. Political Science. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Political Science :41. Abstract
Bergeron JS.  1998.  The United States and Nicaragua: Just Relations or Imperialist Domination? Political Science. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Political Science:41. Abstract
Blak AL.  2006.  Music, Media and Success: A Costa Rican Perspective.. New Media Communications. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in New Media Communications:54. Abstract
Boush SM.  2004.   Hammer of the North.. English. Honors Baccalaureate in International Studies in English :627. Abstract
Butler KE.  2006.  A Quest to Redefine Feminine Heroism: Heroines of the Brothers Grimm and Angela Carter. English . Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in English Literature:45. Abstract
Adler BA.  2004.  Non-Monetary Determinants of Poor Eating Choice.. Psycology. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Psycology:57. Abstract
Claysmith J.  2007.  Immigration and social movement activism in the United States and France: A comparative perspective. Political Scienceq. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Political Science :40. Abstract
Cline MD.  2001.  The Future of Politics? The Effectiveness of Western European Green Parties in Creating Improved Environmental Quality Political Science. Baccalaureate of Arts in International Studies in Political Science :23. Abstract
Coleman BM.  1994.  The Effect of the Church and the Government on Women in Mexican and Russian Society.. Political Science. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Political Science:31. Abstract
Croco RA.  2004.  Iberia: The Influence of Flamenco Rhythms on Spanish Piano Music.. Music. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Music :38. Abstract
Doherty LM.  1999.  Defining Gender Speech Patterns in the Russian Lanrmage.. Anthropology. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Anthropology :50. Abstract
Donahue CN.  2005.  Towards a Deep Pluralism in an Emerging Polity: Immigration and Integration in France and the European Union. Political Science. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Political Science:67. Abstract
Farrahi SM.  1999.  Differences and Similarities Among and Between the Uygur Minority Nationality Denizens of Beijing and Xinjiang, China.. Anthropology. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Anthropology:44. Abstract
Graham CP.  2000.  Linguistic Attitudes Toward Leísmo in Spanish Cantabria. Spanish. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Spanish:66. Abstract
Grunow TR.  2005.  A Re-examination of the Roles of President Roosevelt and the Showa Emperor in the Attack of Pearl Harbor. History. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in History :102. Abstract
Hammack SL.  1997.  The French Strikes of 1995, and the Political and Economic Events Leading Up To Them. Political Science. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Political Science :32. Abstract
Harding AS.  1998.  Hemingway, Paris, and The Sun Also Rises. Enlgish. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in English:26. Abstract
Himes A.  2001.  An Observation of the Basque. Political Science. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Political Science:37. Abstract
Hlobeczy RM.  1995.  History of Hungary: An Overview. Liberal Studies. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Liberal Studies:21. Abstract
Iwanaga K.  2007.  Social Change and Children's Well-being in Chile. Sociology. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Sociology :62. Abstract
Jager MJ.  2009.  Aural Experiences in Ecuador -An Intercultural Dialogue Through Sound. Music. Honors Baccalaureate of Arts in International Studies in Music :20. Abstract
Johnson RC.  2000.  Foreign Direct Investment in the Russian Federation and Transition Economies. Economics. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Economics:40. Abstract
Kabera CU.  2002.  Preserving Rwandan Culture in the Diaspora through Literature and Art.. French. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in French :33. Abstract
Kelly A.  2000.  The American and French Debate about Domestic Partnerships and Same-Sex Marriages. Political Science. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Political Science:26. Abstract
Krouse LL.  1994.  The Controversy over the 1947 Constitution of Japan. International Degree- Senior Project:24. Abstract
Larson BP.  2010.  Between the Extremes: Richard Rorty and Tsongkhapa. Philosophy. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Philosophy :38. Abstract
Leonard CM.  1996.  Heresy and Fundamentalism: Two Contexts for Power. History. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in History and French :43. Abstract
Melton RL.  2007.  From Here and There: Crossing Cultural Borders and Permeating the Piel de Palabras. Liberal Studies. Bachelor of Arts in international Studies in liberal Studies:50. Abstract
Macdonald B.  2007.  The Last Colony- Music and Modern Identity in Puerto Rico. Anthropology. Bachelors of Arts in International Studies in Cultural Anthropology:76. Abstract
McKenzie J.  2008.  The Influence of the Romans in Merida Spain:The Aqueducts.. History. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in History:26. Abstract
McKenzie K.  2007.  Architectural Crusades:. Anthropology. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Anthropology:42. Abstract
Meyer JL.  2010.  A Recipe for Sustainable Drink: Comparative Analysis of Clean Water Practices in North Africa. Political Science. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Political Science:44. Abstract
Nelson DR.  2005.  Lifelong Lessons: Japanese Middle School Students and Extracurricular Activities. Anthropology. Honors Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Anthropology:59. Abstract
Ngo TTD.  2008.  The Culture of Names - A. Anthrolopology. Honors Baccalaureate of Arts in International:54. Abstract
Norman IB.  2004.  Perspectives. Anthropology. Honors Baccalaureate of Arts in International Studies in Spainish and Anthropology :56. Abstract
Okubo Y.  1996.  German and Japanese Patterns of Logic in Association with. German. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in German :32. Abstract
Partin RK.  2007.  Pathway to Publication: The Written Word in Tunisia.. English. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in English :45. Abstract
Polk J.  1996.  La Salud Mental. Psycology. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Psycology:31. Abstract
Prosser AC.  2008.  Culture and the use of Computer Mediated Communication to Maintaining Relationships: a Review of Literature. Speech Communication. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Speech Communication:32. Abstract
Ratliff NJ.  1999.  “Post-1973 Inflation in Mexico: Coping Mechanisms of the People.”. Political Science. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Political Science:38. Abstract
Renfrow K.  2000.  Hammer and Sickle, Stars and Stripes: Ideological Aspects of Soviet and American Ballet.. Liberal Studies. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Liberal Studies :77. Abstract
Reyna ME.  1996.  Discrimination Based on Race and Class in Ecuador: A Review of the Social Psychological Literature and Anecdotal. Psycology. of Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Psychology :45. Abstract
Richards RA.  2008.  Women in Transition: The Mexican Family, Migration, and the Mothers of Casa de los Angeles. History. Honors Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in History :69. Abstract
Roos A.  2001.  Effects of Industrialization on the Young Women of the Casa de Proteccidn a la Joven: Oaxaca, Mexico. Liberal Studies. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Liberal Studies:39. Abstract
Yamazaki M.  2000.  Suicide Trends in Japan: Possible Causes.. Sociology. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Sociology :29. Abstract
Wicksnin JA.  2005.  Proverb Interpretation. Language, and Cultural Familiarity: A Study of North American and Mexican Proverbs. Speech Communication. Honors Baccalaureate of Arts in International Studies in Speech Communication:46. Abstract
Vanderford LM.  1996.  Une Etudiante american, en Provence.. History. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in History and French :25. Abstract
Tovar EJ.  2002.  Struggles Beyond the Stereotypes: An In-Depth Look at Pregnant and Parenting Teens Today.. Liberal Studies. Honors Baccalaureate of Liberal Arts in Liberal Studies and the International Degree in Liberal Studies :100. Abstract
Thomas L.  2004.  Conceptions of Democracy: An Analysis of Japan's Capacity for Reform.. Political Science. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Political:31. Abstract
Szoke L.  1999.  Hungary: An Analysis of Democratic Political Culture. Political Science. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Political Science:27. Abstract
Struck B.  2001.  Reconciliation and Forgiveness: The Promise of Healing for Wounded Nations. Political Science. Honors Baccalaureate of Art in Political Science:45. Abstract
Stromme JO.  2007.  Runaway Productions and their effects on the United States. Liberal Studies. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Liberal Studies:29. Abstract
Stauffer SL.  2004.  Enforcing Human Rights Laws in Times of Change and Fear: 20th century Domestic Conflicts to the Global War on Terror.. Anthropology. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Anthropology :58. Abstract
Souder JA.  2000.  Spain’s Socialist Experience: The Role of Felipe Gonzalez. Political Science. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Political Science:49. Abstract
Salinas GS.  1996.  El Trabajo Invisible: Mujeres Trabajadoras en la Frontera. Liberal Studies. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Liberal Studies:33. Abstract
Segerholt MA.  1998.  Swedish Design: Elements and Influence. Graohic Design. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Graphic Design:33. Abstract
Shaver RP.  2002.  The Relationship between Pilgrimage and Crusading Movements in the Eleventh-, Twelfth-, and Thirteenth-Century Spain.. Liberal Studies. Honors Baccalaureate of Arts in International Studies in Liberal Studies:42. Abstract
Sutton A.  2000.  Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite: French Algerian relations in a Post Colonial context. Sociology. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Sociology:47. Abstract

Science

Andrade C.  2005.  A Pilot Study of Access to Pharmacy Service to an Adult Mexican Migrant Worker Population in Albany, Oregon. General Science. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Pre-Pharmacy:67. Abstract
Brown J.  1999.  The 'Greens' Among the 'Reds': The Russian Environmental Movement in the Soviet and Post-Soviet Years. Environmental Science. Honors Bachelors of Arts in International Studies in Environmental Science:76. Abstract
Brown NM.  2008.  A Short Comparative Review of Staphylococcus aureus Bacteriophage Therapy in the Russian and English Scientific Literature . Microbiology. Honors Baccalaureate of Arts in International Studies in Microbiology:62. Abstract
Anderson AD.  2000.  A Culturally Competent and Sensitive Evaluation of Tuberculosis Control Programs: A Case Study of Ecuador. General Science. Honors Baccalaureate of Arts in International Studies in General Science:61. Abstract
Schnitzius JM.  1998.  An Analysis of the Adaptability of the Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) to the Coastal Environments of the of the United States and Chile. Zoology College of Science . Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Zoology :27. Abstract
Dvorak AJ.  2003.  Marine Pollution: A comparison of the Coastal Zone Management Strategies of Oregon and Mexico. . Environmental Science, College of Science. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Environmental Science:20. Abstract
Engels JL.  1999.  The Challenges of Relocation: The effects of Internal and External Migration on Vietnamese Families. Geology College of Science. Honors Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Geology:76. Abstract
Frasier KE.  2006.  Impacts of Mangrove Conditions on Zooplankton Communities. Biology, College of Science. Honors Bachelors of Arts in international Studies in Biology:36. Abstract
McManus KE.  1999.  Digestion in the juvenile catarina scallop, Argopecten ventricosus (Sowerby, 1842): integrative studies of histology and biochemistry. Biology, College of Science. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Biology:38. Abstract
Fritz LE.  2004.  Investigation of Oca (Oxalis tuberosa Mol.) as a Potential Vegetable Crop in the Pacific Northwest. Environmental Science- College of Science. Honors Baccalaureate of Arts in International Studies in Environmental Science:65. Abstract
Gregory JK.  2005.  Characterization of three melanocortin receptors from the rough-skinned newt, Taricha granulosa, and tracking human pigmentary evolution through the melanocortin 1 receptor. Biochemistry and Biophysics- College of Science. Honors Baccalaureate of Arts in International Studies in Biochemistry and Biophysics:53. Abstract
Goings CA.  2003.  Educational Methods for Controlling Exotic Species: Comparing Sonora, Mexico and Oregon, U.S.A.. Biology, College of Science. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Biology:25. Abstract
Harsono MM.  2005.  The Equity of Health Care in Jakarta, Indonesia: Bridging the Gap through Preventive Care and a Culturally Sensitive Perspective. Biology, College of Science. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Biology:57. Abstract
Holland AM.  2002.  Ciguatera Fish Poisoning and the Effects on Domestic Animals in the Cook Islands. Zoology, College of Science. Bachelor of Arts in international Studies in Zoology:32. Abstract
Hubbard JL.  2008.  A Comparison of Waste Management Practices between the Islands of San Cristobal and Santa Cruz, Galapagos Ecuador. Zoology, College of Science. Baccalaureate of Arts in International Studies in Zoology:58. Abstract
Fowler JD.  2008.  Cultural and Structural Barriers that Affect the Doctor-Patient Relationship: A Bolivian perspective. Biology, College of Science. Honors Baccalaureate of Arts in International Studies in Biology:50. Abstract
Holmgren D.  1997.  Ecuador’s Population Growth and Tropical Rainforest Deforestation. Environmental Science, College of Science. Bachelor of Arts in International Degree in Environmental Science:19. Abstract
Hyde A.  2006.  How the Sun Drives Us: Photovoltaics in the US and Germany. Environemental Science, College of Science. Bachelor of Sceince in International Studies in Environmental Science:67. Abstract
Harris AL.  2007.  Predicting the effects of climate change: Effects of thermal stress on seaweed growth in the Galapagos rocky intertidal. Biology, College of Science. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Biology:49. Abstract
Ives CM.  2006.  Dialectic: Science Explored Through Drama. Biochemistry and Biophysics, College of Science. Honors Baccalaureate of Science in Biochemistry and Biophysics:64. Abstract
Jillson KM.  2006.  The Occurrence of Acarapis dorsalis, Acarapis externus, and Acarapis woodi Mites in Honey bee Populations Surrounding Poitiers, France. Environmental Science, College of Science. Honors Baccalaureate of Arts in International Studies in Environmental Science:34. Abstract
Jones GC.  2010.  Exploring Knowledge, Attitudes and Sexual Behaviors among Young adults in Rural Zacatecas, Mexico. Biology, College of Science. Honors Baccalaureate of Arts in international Studies in Biology:67. Abstract
Kim SJ.  2008.  Biocultural perspectives on pregnancy and nutrition and its impact on dental health in Ecuador. General Science, College of Science. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in General Science:41. Abstract
Paglieri KD.  1994.  A Geographical Approach to Learning. General Science, College of Science. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in General Science and Pre-Education:121. Abstract
LeRoy CJ.  1998.  Dynamic Culture: An Analysis of the Environmental and Social Changes Affecting the Tsachila People of Western Ecuador. Environmental Science, College of Science. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Environmental Science:47. Abstract
Less GB.  1999.  Water Quality: A Chemical and Cultural comparison of the United States and France. Chemistry, College of Science. Bachelor of Arts in International Relations in Chemistry:92. Abstract
Lewis TM.  2002.  The Effects of Mexican and U.S. Land and Water Use Policies on the Colorado River Delta. Biology, College of Science. Bachelor of Arts in international Studies in Biology:29. Abstract
Lombaer J.  1999.  Repercussions of the Collapse of the Soviet Union on Primary and Secondary Mathematics Education in Russia. Mathematics. Honors Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Mathematics :42. Abstract
Lowden M.  1999.  The Effects of Avian Chlamydiosis on Reintroduction Programs in Costa Rica. Zoology. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Zoology :30. Abstract
Love KL.  2003.  Shrimp Aquaculture Environmental Concerns, A Look at the US and Mexico. Biology. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Biology:24. Abstract
Marvel K.  2006.  Difference in Prostate Cancer Rates between the United States and Spain: Effect of Vitamin D. Biochemistry/Biophysics. Honors Baccalaureate of Arts of International Studies in Biochemistry/Biophysics :42. Abstract
McGregor J.  2001.  International Bacterial Systematics: A Brief History of Systematics and its Application to Marine Bacterioplankton Systematics . Microbiology. Honors Bachelors of Arts in international Studies in Microbiology :30. Abstract
McKenzie ABT.  2005.  Novel Pharmaceutical Drugs Derived From Natural Products in Amphibians. Biology. Bachlor of Arts in International Studies in Biology:41. Abstract
McPherson K.  1997.  Zebrafish as a model for Vertebrate Development. Biochemistry/Biophysics . Bachelor of Arts in international Studies in Biochemistry/Biophysics :18. Abstract
Millimaki M.  1997.  Industrial Pollution in Yaroslavl, Russia: Surface Water Quality and Public Health Impacts . Environmental Science . Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Environmental Science :17. Abstract
Morgan BL.  2009.  Blastocystis hominis: A comparative study of the factors affecting high prevalence in the United States and Venezuela. Biology. Honors Baccalaureate of Arts in International Studies in Biology :58. Abstract
Novak RM.  2003.  Contributions of Oral Traditions from the Pacific Northwest to the Cascadia Subduction Zone in Alignment with Geoscientific Knowledge. Environmental Science. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Environmental Science :59. Abstract
Norman KN.  2004.  Prescribed Burning in Ponderosa Pine Forests: An Historical and Ecological Discussion of the Blue Mountain Region of Oregon. Environmental Science. Honors Baccalaureate of Arts in Environmental Science and Botany in International Studies:36. Abstract
Parks NM.  2007.  The Distribution and Flow of Foreign Aid to Water Cooperation Projects in International Basins.. Environmental Science. Honors Baccalaureate of Arts in Environmental Science in International Studies :61. Abstract
Paulson A.  1997.  Declining Shark Fishery in the Sea of Cortez. Biology. Bachelor of Arts in Biology in International Studies:19. Abstract
Plame RL.  2004.  The Role of Doublesex and Intersex in the Serotonergic Innervation of the Male Drosophila Genitalia.. Biology. Honors Baccalaureate of Arts in Biology in International Studies:33. Abstract
Rockey TL.  2010.  The Impacts of Gender-Focused Social Programs at a Micro-Finance Institution: A Case Study in Ayacucho, Peru. Geography. Honors Baccalaureate of Arts in Geography in International Studies :31. Abstract
Patton WB.  2010.  Surfacing Behavior of Juvenile Loggerhead Sea Turtles (Caretto caretta) in North Carolina. Biology. Honors Baccalaureate of Arts in Biology and Fisheries and Wildlife in International Studies:87. Abstract
Sandstrom KS.  1998.  Cross-Cultural Medicine: Overcoming the Barriers for Latinas in the U.S. and Indigenous Women in Mexico. . Microbiology. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Microbiology:22. Abstract
Sanders D.  2007.  Evaluating the Stage of Epidemiologic Transition in Tunis, Tunisia . Biology. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Biology:35. Abstract
Searl KA.  2001.  Vacation is not for Learning: Using Recreational. Environmental Science. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Environmental:50. Abstract
Shaver KJ.  2000.  High Altitude Biochemistry, Physiology, and Adaptation of the Quechua Indians in South America. Biochemistry and Biophysics. Honors Baccalaureate of Arts in International Studies in Biochemistry and Biophysics:72. Abstract
Svela AJ.  2007.  A Geographic Approach to French Wine Regulation: Finding New Perspectives in Burgundy. Geography. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Geography:32. Abstract
Sutton A.  2000.  Marine Environments: Species Interactions in Rocky Intertidal Habitats and Contrasting International Marine Protection Strategies. Environmental Science. Honors Baccalaureate of Arts in International Studies in Environmental Science :92. Abstract
Stenberg JC.  2006.  DNA UV Damage-related Control of Ribonucleotide Reductase; Possible. Biochemistry and Biophysics. Honors Baccalaureate of Arts in International Studies in Biochemistry and Biophysics :30. Abstract
Stenberg JC.  2006.  DNA UV Damage-related Control of Ribonucleotide Reductase; Possible. Biochemistry and Biophysics. Honors Baccalaureate of Arts in International Studies in Biochemistry and Biophysics :30. Abstract
Stenberg JC.  2006.  DNA UV Damage-related Control of Ribonucleotide Reductase; PossibleRelationship to Mutagenesis and the Incidence of and Attitudes toward Skin Cancer in Several Western Nations . Biochemistry and Biophysics. Honors Baccalaureate of Arts in International Studies in Biochemistry and Biophysics :30. Abstract
Sobolik JS.  2007.  Analysis of the Prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes in Mexicans and Mexican Americans.. Biology. Honors Baccalaureate of Arts in International Studies in Biology :66. Abstract
Tardaewether KN.  2005.  Toward Decentralized Water Management: A Comparative Approach between Oregon and Tunisia. Biology. Bachelors of Arts in International Studies in Environmental Science:41. Abstract
Thomas RC.  2004.  "Country Onion" (Afrostyrx lepidophylus): Spice and Medicine of the Cameroon Rainforest.. Environmental Science. Honors Bachelor of Art in International Studies in Environmental Science :57. Abstract
Tuinstra NA.  2008.  Sustainability Analysis of African Palm Biodiesel in Ecuador: An Environmental, Socio-cultural, and Artistic Perspective. Environmental Science. Honors Baccalaureate of Arts in International Studies in Environmental Science :90. Abstract
Andersen EL.  1994.  A Bilingual English/Spanish Thematic Science Unit. Science. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies:78. Abstract
Wiesner C.  2006.  Health Care Inequalities and Possible Solutions for Mexican-Origin Women in Oregon with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus . General Science. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in General Science :38. Abstract
Wheeler BM.  Submitted.  Chuchuhuasu (Maytenus krokovii) of Amazonia: its uses and commerce. Biology. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Biology :44. Abstract
Powell LC.  1997.  Brownea (Leguminosae - Caesalpinaceae): A PlantUsed for Contraception in the Ecuadorian Amazon . Biology. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Biology :31. Abstract
Wolk B.  2002.  Two Cultures on One Road -Integrating Indigenous Environmental Values with Modem Land Management Above the Arctic Circle.. Environmental Science. Bachelors of Arts in International Studies in Environmental Science :71. Abstract
Lambert R.  2004.  The Effects of Structural Adjustment Programs on the Government's role in Health Care in Ecuador. General Science. Bachelor of Arts in international Studies in General Science:37. Abstract
Carey LA.  2001.  A Study of Diet in Spain: Is the Mediterranean Diet Healthy. General Science. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in General Science:35. Abstract

Public Health and Human Sciences

Sowers C.  2006.  Das Bauhaus und Modezeichnen: The bauhaus and apparel design. Design and the Human Environment. BA, International Studies in Apparel Design:30. Abstract

Forestry

Binggeli C.  2000.  A Comparison of Riparian Zone Management in Oregon and New Zealand. Forest Resources. BA, International Studies in Forest Management:36. Abstract
Bryant A.  2000.  Sustainable Forest Management and Forest Certification on the Southern Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Natural Resources. BA, International Studies in Natural Resources:51. Abstract
Czinger A.  1999.  A Case Study of Ochoco Lumber Company's Operation in Kupiskis Lithuania. Forest Products, College of Forestry. BA, International Studies in Forest Products:30. Abstract
Kim YS.  1997.  A Comparison of National Park Systems in the US and Japan: Influence of National Characters. Forest Resources. BA, International Studies in Forest Resources:23. Abstract
Savko M.  2002.  Ejidos, Monarchs, and Sustainability: Forest Management and Conservation in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve of Mexico. Forest Resources, College of Forestry. BA, International Studies in Forest Management:74. Abstract
Wilhelmsen S.  2007.  Wind Energy: An Analysis and Comparison of Wind-energy in the United States and Spain. Natural Resources, College of Forestry. BA, International Studies in Natural Resources:33. Abstract

Agricultural Sciences

Bruck H.  2004.  The Chilean Hazelnut Industry: The Viability of Establishing a Marketing Cooperative. Agricultural Business Management; College of Agricultural Sciences . BA, International Studies in Agricultural and Resource Economics:101. Abstract
Christensen K.  2005.  A Tale of Two Hungarians: The Effects of a Border on Rural Society. Agricultural Business Management; College of Agricultural Sciences. BS, International Studies in Agriculture Business Management :69. Abstract
Fairchild K.  2009.  Avian Community Assembly Following Volcanic Disturbance at Volcan Arenal, Costa Rica and Mount St. Helens, USA. Fisheries and Wildlife, Colledge of Agricultural Sciences . HBA, International Studies of Fisheries and Wildlife:45. Abstract
[Anonymous].  2002.  A Comparison of Beef Production Systems in the United States and Argentina. College of Agricultural Sciences. BA, International Studies in Agricultural:35. Abstract
VanderHave D.  2002.  Southern China Rice-Annual Ryegrass Cropping Systems: A Marketing Opportunity for Oregon-Grown Seed. Agricultural Business Management; College of Agricultural Sciences. BS, International Studies in Agriculture Business Management:26. Abstract
Wilson K.  1997.  The Livestock Industry in the United States and Senegal: A glance into the Future.. Animal Science. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Animal Science:36. Abstract
Hansen JM.  2000.  Peruvian Cropping Systems: the Design and Management, and Effects on the Agroecosystem. . Agriculture, Horticulture. Bachelor of Science in international Studies in Horticulture:49. Abstract
King R.  1997.  Biogeochemistry of Inorganic P, Mn, and Fe in Seasonally Reduced Soils of the Willamette Valley, Oregon. Agriculture, Bioresource Research. Bachelor of Arts in International Degree in Bioresource Resource Thesis:51. Abstract
McCombs A.  2002.  Direct-Seeded Cucurbit Cultivation in Oregon and Tropical South Africa. Bioresource Research. Honors Bachelors of Science in Bioresource Research:34. Abstract
Michel M.  1999.  An Analysis of the impacts of the North American Free Trade Agreement: Perceptions of U.S. and Mexican Apple Producers. Agriculture Business Management . Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Agricutlural Business Management:63. Abstract
Osborn LA.  2007.  Barley Genetics as a Model for International Collaborative Research. Agriculture. Honors Baccalaureate of Atrs in International Degree in Biology and Bioresource Research:30. Abstract
Pecore R.  2001.  Whole System Perspective: Steelhead, Onchorhynchus mykiss,Glutathione S-Transferase as a Biomaker of Chlorphyrifos Exposure. Agriculture. Honors Bachelors in Arts in International Studies in Bioresource Research :45. Abstract
Fluter SA.  2001.  Functional Landscape Design: From Ecuador’s Amazon Basin to Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Agriculture. Honors Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Horticulture:59. Abstract
VanderHave D.  2002.  Southern China Rice-Annual Ryegrass Cropping Systems: A Market Opportunity for Oregon-Grown Seed. Agricultural Business Management. Bachelor of Science in International Studies in Agricultural Business Management:27. Abstract

Engineering

Edwardsen KT.  2007.  Project Coordinator’s Perspective on Planning the Project: Clean water supply in the remote villages of El naranjito and Las Mercedes, El Salvador. Engineering . Honors Baccalaureate of Arts in International Studies in Civil Engineering:50. Abstract
Eykelbosch P.  2004.  Artificial Islands and Land Reclamation as an Option for Coastal City Expansion: A Comparison in Methods Between Japan and the Netherlands. Construction Engineering Management . Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Construction Engineering Management:37. Abstract
Helmer EM.  2003.  Bidding Methods and Contract Awards: A Comparison with U.S. and International Methods. Construction Engineering Management . Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Construction Engineering Management :38. Abstract
Higgins AZ.  2002.  Medical Research and the Ethics of Distribution: Nisin-treated Catheters in Ecuador and Oregon. bioengineering. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Bioengineering:72. Abstract
Jones ZJ.  2004.  Quantifying Risk of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm ( AAA) Rupture and Outsourcing of Clinical Trials to Europe.. bioengineering. Honors Baccalaureate of Arts in International Studies in Bioengineering :41. Abstract
Miles ES.  2008.  Experiential-based learning in engineering project management within a global economy. Engineering. Honors Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Mechanical Engineering:45. Abstract
Landry EM.  1996.   A Survey of Japanese Information Processing. Computer Engineering. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Computer Engineering:64. Abstract
Leibel D.  2008.  Intellectual Property Rights in the People's Republic of China: Analysis and Investigation. Electrical Engineering . Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Electrical Engineering :36. Abstract
Peterson J.  2000.  Impact of the Internet on the Mechanical Design Process: A Comparison of the United States and Western Europe.. Mechanical Engineering. Baccalaureate of Arts in International Studies in Mechanical Engineering :91. Abstract
Polensek DA.  1995.  K-12 Computer Education in Ecuador and the United States: A Comparison Study. Computer Science. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Computer Science:40. Abstract
Prem N.  2009.  What Biofuels and Where. Chemical Engineering. Honors Baccalaureate of Arts in International Studies in Chemical Engineering:59. Abstract
Schmidt WR.  2004.  Environmental Impacts of Shrimp Aquaculture Production: A study of Sustainability. Environemental Engineering. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Environmental Engineering :22. Abstract
Schonau-Taylor J.  2004.  High Tech, Low Results: The Role of Technology in the US’s Current Narcoterrorism War in the Andean Region and Why it is Failing . Electrical Engineering. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Electrical Engineering :50. Abstract
Schonfeld A.  1999.  Title JquickTrans: Implementing a Japanese Dictionary, Simple Translation Engine and Study System. Computer Science. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Computer Science:36. Abstract
Simmons MJ.  2007.  Evaluation of Total Hip Arthroplasty Research in the US and in Europe. Mechanical Engineering. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Mechanical Engineering:35. Abstract
Van Bossuyt DL.  2007.  International Engineering Interns in Their Own Words: Past Interns Share their Stories and Their Wisdom with the Future. Mechanical Engineering. of Arts in International Studies in Mechanical Engineering:113. Abstract
Van Bossuyt DL.  2007.  The Eyes of Tunis. Mechanical Engineering. Honors Baccalaureate of Science in Mechanical Engineering :88. Abstract

Human Subject Research

OSU's Institutional Review Board (IRB) has been mandated by the federal government to ensure that all research involving human subjects is conducted in a safe, respectful and ethical manner.

If you intend to conduct primary research (ie. interview, survey) for your thesis, you are required by law to gain IRB approval.

There are several things you need to do before you can submit your application to the IRB.

First, learn a bit more about the types of primary research that are available and decide which, if any, would be most appropriate to help you answer your research question. Primary research can be a wonderful tool, but depending on your topic, it may not make sense.

Second, review the IRB's handbook, particularly the sections on the types of projects that require IRB approval, student research and international research. These pages help explain what you need to do and why you need to do it.

Third, the IRB application will require that you and your "principal investigator" (ie. thesis advisor) have completed a free, online course in the protection of human subjects. This will take a couple of hours, but includes important information!

Fourth, begin formulating a plan for how you're going to conduct research. Use resources such as your thesis advisor, the ID office and the IRB office to make sure you're on the right track. Your plan should address the following questions:

  • who do you intend to study?
  • why do you want to study this particular group of people?
  • how will you recruit them to participate in your research?
  • what you will ask them? And how will you ask?
  • what language you will ask them in? Do you need an interpreter? Will you tape (audio/video) your conversations?
  • what risks might your subjects encounter by participating in your research? How will your research benefit them?

Fifth, when you're ready, begin preparing the IRB application. The application will consist of a form, along with attachments you've prepared on your rationale and protocol (including answers to all of the above questions). Translations must be included.

Be sure to leave at least two months in between the time of your application and the time you will begin interviewing/surveying your subjects. You MUST receive approval before you can move forward with your research.

For more information, see OSU's IRB website.

For guidance on completing the IRB application, contact IRB, talk to your thesis advisor and/or feel free to contact the International Degree Office.

INTL 407: Introduction to Thesis

INTL 407: Introduction to Thesis is required for all International Degree students.It is a one-credit, Pass/No-Pass class, usually offered in Fall and Winter terms.

By the end of the course, you will have a better understanding of your topic and the International Degree requirements, as well as a:

The course will assist you with understanding these requirements as well as meeting them.

Recent course syllabus

Thesis Guidelines

Honors College Students

Presentation

A final oral presentation of your thesis is required. This is typically 20-40 minutes, with attendees including:

  • your thesis advisor/mentor (required) and committee members (if applicable)
  • a representative from the International Degree (required)
  • your primary department chair
  • college and/or department head advisor
  • other professors and/or advisors you'd like to invite
  • family/friends

You must include the ID office in the process of scheduling the presentation. The date/time should be finalized at least two weeks in advance. 

Sample outlines and tips

Deadline: Your presentation must take place by Friday of dead week in the term you plan to graduate.

Scheduling a Room: The International Degree Program Office can help you, or your thesis advisor can do this for you. Please allow at least 2 weeks notice.

Invitations: The International Degree Program Office will send invitations to your thesis advisor(s), department chair, department and/or college head advisor(s), staff in International Programs, the ID Committee Members and other ID students. You may request additional invitations to be sent to family, friends, and other professors/advisors on campus. Don't worry, not all of these people will come, but they do like to be informed about the great work that you have accomplished!

Two Weeks in Advance, inform the ID Office of the following:

1) thesis title,

2) thesis advisor name(s),

3) date, time and location of presentation, and

4) and additional people you would like to invite.

Length: normally the oral presentation is 20-40 minutes including time for questions

Visual Aids: You should include visual aids in your presentation. Many students choose to do a PowerPoint presentation. However, this is not a requirement. Feel free to be creative.

Introductions: Your thesis advisor should introduce you and your presentation.

Tips on Giving a Good Presentation

Sample Outline
1. Title and introduction of the presentation (what you are going to talk about)
2. Goals or hypothesis of your research
3. Rationale for your study and background information
4. Methods, Approach, Resources (How you undertook the study)
5. Results of your study (overview of the key findings)
6. Your analysis and the conclusions of your research
7. Conclusion of the presentation (summary of what you just said)
8. Acknowledgements (optional)

Successful seminars/presentations have three elements:
a. You tell the audience what you plan to say (Introduction)
b. You say it (Main Body)
c. You tell the audience what you said (Conclusion)

Successful seminars have the following structural elements:

  • Introduction. This provides the audience with enough background to understand the significance of the questions being asked and of the topic in general. It should include a statement of the goals. If this is a scientific investigation, it should include a statement of the hypothesis.
  • Methods, Approach and Resources. This is an overview of how the study (analysis) was conducted. If it was a survey, a list of the types of questions asked and of the survey methods should be included. Sources of information should be mentioned.
  • Good visual aids. Are letters and figures readable and are colors used to make them interesting? Did the presenter make use of novel audio or visual materials?
  • Results (overview of the key findings). Tabular data in a well-organized fashion is appreciated. Axes and tables should be clearly labeled. This section may also include discussions of the significance of the work and its implications.
  • Conclusions. (A list of the key findings in point-by-point form) A discussion of whether a hypothesis was accepted (if appropriate) and suggestions for future work could also be included here. This shows you are thinking beyond the limits of your own work.
  • Acknowledgments. It is common (but not required) to add a list of acknowledgments of others who assisted in the study at the end of a presentation.

Other tips:

  • Use good visual aids (include color, simplicity is desired, writing needs to be large enough to read from the back of a room).
  • Use dramatic pauses: give the audience time to think about what you are saying.
  • Do not stand in front of the screen.
  • Use animation: move around and modulate your voice.
  • Show your excitement and interest; don't be afraid to show emotion.
  • Leave time for questions (don't speak too long).
  • Avoid distracting mannerisms like jingling coins in a pocket, excessive drinking of water to cure a dry throat, excessive waving of a pointer etc.
  • Avoid colloquialisms and slang.
  • Dress appropriately. Arriving in cut-offs or blue jeans will reflect poorly on you!
  • Respect the audience for giving their time.
  • Be organized. You should know how to adjust lights, find the pointer and turn on Power Point slide systems prior to starting. Also, shades should be drawn before the seminar if necessary. You should arrive 15 minutes early to organize the room and yourself.
  • Respond to questions in one minute or less! Remember, only one person in the audience (the person who asked the question) may be interested in your response to the question.

Let the audience leave having learned one new thing. Emphasize this point! What is it that you want the audience to remember about your work?

Joint Thesis Options

University Honors College
Bioresource Research

University Honors College

Check out the new advising sheet for Honors/ID Students!

Students interested in internationalizing their UHC program are encouraged to do so by participating in the ID program. Upon successfully completing both programs, you will receive an Honors Baccalaureate degree from the UHC and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from the ID Program. The UHC and ID Program both require a mentored thesis. A single thesis is acceptable, provided it meets all the requirements of both programs. Here are some guidelines to help you meet the combined thesis requirement. Please review UHC and ID thesis guidelines and meet with both UHC and ID staff to discuss your specific thesis project.

The UHC and ID Programs have one-credit thesis classes to guide you through the thesis experience. You are required to enroll in one of these classes (but not both). Additional information on how you may prepare for the combined UHC/ID thesis will be provided in both the UHC and ID thesis classes. If in doubt, check with either UHC or ID prior to registration.

The UHC requires that you establish a committee of three faculty members to serve as a thesis committee. Two of these faculty must be at a rank of Senior Instructor or higher, and one must serve as your thesis advisor (mentor). The third may be anyone acceptable to the advisor, including experts not affiliated with OSU. The ID Program does not require a thesis committee. Instead, you must select one faculty member (tenure-track or fixed-term teaching faculty approved by your department) to serve as your advisor. The advisor for the ID is likely to be your mentor for the UHC thesis committee. It is your responsibility to identify members of your committee, to make them aware that you are working towards both UHC and ID degrees, and to work closely with them in conducting your research and in preparing your thesis.

Both the ID and the UHC require that a signed thesis proposal be kept on file. You must obtain an original signature on your proposal and you may file a photocopy of with the other program. The proposal must meet the stipulations outlined by both the UHC and the ID program if it is to be used for both purposes.

Summary of UHC thesis requirements (please see UHC staff for more details):

For more information, please contact:

Dan Arp
Dean
University Honors College
229 Strand Hall
737-6400
Nick Fleury
International Degree
444 Snell Hall
541-737-3729

 


 

 

 

 

 

Bioresources Research (BRR)/International Degree Combined Thesis

Students interested in internationalizing their BRR program are encouraged to do so by participating in the ID program. Upon successfully completing both programs, you will receive a degree in your area of specialization within the BRR Program and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from the ID Program. The BRR and ID Programs both require a mentored thesis. Each thesis will be unique and will be dealt with individually. Students should arrange for a joint meeting of BRR and ID staff and their thesis advisors.

The joint BRR/ID thesis may fall into one of the following general categories:

Please see BRR staff for more details on Program Requirements

Summary of ID program thesis requirements (please see ID program staff for more details):

For more information, please contact:

Kate Field
BioResources Research
4105 Ag Life Sciences
541-737-5457

Wanda Crannell
BioResources Research
4006 Ag Life Sciences

Nick Fleury
International Degree
444 Snell Hall
541-737-3729

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