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The Role Of Religious Beliefs And Practices In The Lives Of African American Family Caregivers, Lisa Renee Hebert Jan 2005

The Role Of Religious Beliefs And Practices In The Lives Of African American Family Caregivers, Lisa Renee Hebert

Theses Digitization Project

Examines whether religious beliefs or practices have a positive or negative influence on the perceived level of stress and coping ability of African American family care providers. Through interviews with three African American females who are caregivers for spouses diagnosed with adult onset brain disorder it was revealed that all caregivers felt their spirituality and/or religious practices shaped how they approached providing care. Religious practices and spirituality affected how they felt about providing care for their spouses and how they dealt with difficult challenges.


A Qualitative Study Of Spiritual And Alternative Practices In Social Work, Alissa Carrie Wilson Jan 2005

A Qualitative Study Of Spiritual And Alternative Practices In Social Work, Alissa Carrie Wilson

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this study is to more closely examine social workers who are practicing or familiar with spiritual and alternative techniques. These approaches are seen as highly relevant to social work values of cultural competency and empowerment.


A Metaphoric Cluster Analysis Of The Rhetoric Of Digital Technology, Michael Eugene Marse, Nicholas Negroponte Jan 2005

A Metaphoric Cluster Analysis Of The Rhetoric Of Digital Technology, Michael Eugene Marse, Nicholas Negroponte

Theses Digitization Project

This thesis seeks to identify and explain some technology in order to more fully understand modern communication. This study makes use of metaphoric cluster analysis to examine the technological rhetoric of Nicholas Negroponte.


Translingual Literature: The Bone People And Borderlands, Jill Marie Murphy Jan 2005

Translingual Literature: The Bone People And Borderlands, Jill Marie Murphy

Theses Digitization Project

This thesis proposes that by producing and existing within a translingual text, the ethnofeminist has found a way to subvert others' construction of her and redefine her identity. In particular, the ethnofeminist uses code switching to select and reinvent meaning from the language system of the dominant culture while maintaining the language system of the "marginal" group. In combining two (or more) language systems within a literature she has created her own language.


Electronic Dictionaries In The Esl Composition Class, Rebecca Lynn Rudd Jan 2005

Electronic Dictionaries In The Esl Composition Class, Rebecca Lynn Rudd

Theses Digitization Project

This thesis examines the use of electronic dictionaries by ESL students. In particular, it considers how, when and why students use electronic dictionaries in their writing processes. It also explores the extent to which students use words found in an electronic dictionary appropriately in their texts and whether electronic dictionary use influences their long-term acquisition of vocabulary.


When English As A Second Language Students Meet Text-Responsible Writing, Miso Jung Jan 2005

When English As A Second Language Students Meet Text-Responsible Writing, Miso Jung

Theses Digitization Project

This thesis follows two international freshman students in an English composition class at California State University, San Bernardino. The results indicate that the students generally experienced feeling challenged and overwhelmed about the unfamiliar topic, but detailed assignment guidelines played a key role for students to progress in understanding the assignment.


From 9/11 To Iraq: Analysis And Critique Of The Rhetoric Of The Bush Administration Leading To The War In Iraq, Lakesha Nicole Covington Jan 2005

From 9/11 To Iraq: Analysis And Critique Of The Rhetoric Of The Bush Administration Leading To The War In Iraq, Lakesha Nicole Covington

Theses Digitization Project

The project investigated the events that led the United States from September 11, 2001 to the current war in Iraq. The specific time frame examined was the period beginning on September 11, 2001 and ending with the first pre-emptive attacks in Iraq on March 19, 2003.