The Department of Sociology & Anthropology


Senior Symposium, Spring 2005

Dr. Janine ChiOn May 4, 2005, the Department of Sociology & Anthropology hosted its second annual Senior Research Symposium. At the event, students presented the results of research that they conducted over the course of the capstone Senior Seminar in Sociology & Anthropology during the Spring 2005 semester. Dr. Christopher Kovats-Bernat led that seminar and introduced the program at the Symposium.

Students draft their proposals in the Fall Research Methodology I course, and carry out the research in their senior year during the Spring capstone seminar. The Senior Symposium, held every May, provides those students with a professional opportunity to gain experience in presenting data to an academic community, a skill that is highly valued in graduate programs of study.


Sean Anderson Sean Anderson
"The European Werewolf: From Myth to Criminal"

Emily OsterEmily Oster
"If the Founders were Mothers: Female Legislators Impact on US Public Policy"

John SchoederJohn Schroeder
"Changes in the Nature of Japanese Spirituality in Relation to Immigration to the United States"

Emily YedowitzEmily Yedowitz
"The Last Common Ancestor between the Hominid and Pongid Lines: Evaluating the Possibilities Using Fossil and Genetic Data"

Sara HarrisSara Harris
"El Cruce: The Intersection of U.S. Immigration Policies and Latino Immigrants in the Lehigh Valley"

Cindy Tepper
"The Significance of Song: An Analysis of How Politics in the Middle East Have Affected Israeli Popular Music"

Tara Trudnak
"Multicultural Programming and its Effects on Diversity in Higher Education: A case study of Muhlenberg College"