Thesis Proposal Sample Archive

Thesis Proposals

Examples of thesis proposals approved by the Graduate Committee are included here in PDF format.

Bound copies of theses completed in the M.A. in English Composition program are housed in the English Department office (UH 334), and are available there for review; copies of theses can be checked out from the Pfau Library.

Sample Thesis Proposals
Concentration Title Thesis Completed Author
Composition Visual Argument: Conflicting Collective Voices 2011 Veronica Miranda

Cyborg Rhetoric and Revelation of Self: Identity, Writing, and the Instantiation of the Cyborg in Digital Texts

2011 Thomas Cho
Composition The Habermas/Foucault Debate and its Implications for Rhetoric and Composition 2007 Fiona Harris-Ramsby

American Society’s Fear of Mortality: Reflections in Short Horror Fiction, 1950s-present

2010 Mona Syed
Literature "We Should be Like Water, Choosing the Lowest Place Which All Others Avoid": John Steinbeck as a Modern Messenger of Lao-Tzu's Tao Te Ching 2005 Andrea Hammock
Literature In Search of "No Place": Exploring the Paradoxical Dimensions of Thomas More's Utopia 2006 Davina Padgett
TESL Electronic Translators in the ESL Writing Class 2005 Becky Rudd
TESL WHATever 2012 Pamela Wahler

U.S. Mainland Speakers’ Use of Hawaiian Creole English and Standard American English Across Social Situations

2006 Nicole Kanahele Stutz
Comp/Lit (dual) The Uses of Sight in Nature Writing 2005 John Garcia
Comp/TESL (dual) Evolving Outcomes of the WPA Outcomes Statement 2006 Judy Holiday