WST 405 : Women's Studies Forum

This capstone seminar for students in the minor includes reading and discussion of current feminist issues and will build on and integrate the knowledge they have acquired in their women's studies electives.

2007-2013 WST 405 Student Papers

"Daisies and Bruises: Therapeutic Writing and the Risk of Rumination for Women"
Author: Stephanie Coppa, Class of 2009
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jean Poppei

"A Look in to the Lives of Three of the Most Influential First Ladies of America: A Biographical Examination"
Author: Mary-Ellen Stockwell, Class of 2008
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Michelle Napierski-Prancl

"Infertility and Artificial Reproductive Technology in Society Today: A Womans Issue"
Author: Joanna Heinsohn, Class of 2008
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Michelle Napierski-Prancl

 "A White Man Disillusioned: Race and Ethnicity in the Works of Jack Kerouac"
Author:  Lisa Christopher, Class of 2010
Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Shealeen Meaney

"He for God, She for God in Him: Marriage as the True Subject of Edith Wharton's The Fruit of the Tree"
Author: Jennifer E. Nissley, Class of 2010
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Shealeen Meaney

"Why Witches Matter: An Analysis of Contemporary Literature's Portrayal of Paganism"
Author: Sarah Oboda, Class of 2010
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Shealeen Meaney

"The Role of Women's Studies Courses in the Core Curriculum: AN Examination of Variability in Existing Programs"
Author: Caitlynne Cash, Class of 2011
Faculty Advisors: Dr. Shealeen Meaney & Professor Christine Nealon

"Transgendered Existence: Translating Psychology and Feminism"
Author: Jamie Tam, Class of 2011
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Russell Couch

"Revolution on the Runway"
Authors:  Sara Anderson, Class of 2013; Brittany Beyus, Class of 2013; Hillary Brown, Class of 2012; and Kate Maybury, Class of 2012
Faculty Advisors:  Dr. Shealeen Meaney & Ilene Frank, Executive Director of Rensselaer County Historical Society

"The Perception of Masculinity to Teenage Boys"
Author:  Kate Canfield, Class of 2013
Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Bryan Robinson

"Eating Patterns of Women Around the World"
Author:  Leah Foley, Class of 2013
Faculty Advisor:  Stephanie DiBacco

"Connecting Feminism and Vegetarianism/Veganism"
Author:  Michelle Hutchins, Class of 2013
Faculty Advisor:  Stacy Denton

"Expo 1920s"
Authors:  Sarah Israel, Class of 2013; Chelsea Tarsa, Class of 2013; and Cassandra VanNostrand, Class of 2014
Faculty Advisors:  Dr. Shealeen Meaney & Ilene Frank, Executive Director of Rensselaer County Historical Society