The Senior Project

The Senior Project

Every Alleghenian completes a Senior Project in his/her major field—a significant piece of original work, designed by the student under the guidance of a faculty advisor, that demonstrates to employers and graduate schools the ability to complete a major assignment, to work independently, to analyze and synthesize information, and to write and speak 
persuasively. Some examples:

  • Conceptualizing the Margin: Critique of Mainstream Development Theory and Alternative Development Practice through a Critical Analysis of Rural Development Projects in Kerala, India
  • Grace, Guts and the Pursuit of Gold: American Women Athletes and Their Involvement with the Olympic Movement from the 1970s to the Present
  • Mannish Maidens and Hermaphroditic Spinsters: Pathologizing Lesbianism in 20th-Century America
  • Black Women and Hip Hop
  • A History of Midwifery in the United States
  • Marching to the Beat of a Different Drummer: Women Musicians, Gender Stereotype
  • From Motherhood to Beyond: The Changing Roles of Women in Latin American Politics
  • A Feminist Perspective on the Role of Sex and Gender Identification in Narcissistic Entitlement in the Classroom
  • Bringers of the Backlash: How the Christian Right’s Anti-Abortion Movement Keeps Faludi’s Backlash Alive

Women’s Studies Senior Project guidelines can be found here.