Communication Studies Master's Theses
 
The Communication Studies Master's Theses Collection contains manuscripts written by Fort Hays graduate students. Due to copyright restrictions some works are limited to on-campus access only. Please contact ScholarsRepository@fhsu.edu for questions regarding access to individual works.

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Theses from 2016

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Advancing Education: Using Mobile Electronics To Deliver Communications, Zahrah Aljaber

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The United Rhetorical States Of America: A Place For Aristotle In U.S. Citizenship, Kurt Beyers

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Leadership Development Programs: Exploring The Real Impact Upon Communities And Organizations, Brandon Steinert

Theses from 2011

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Media Convergence At The High School Level: Why Should High School Journalism Classes Use Technology Currently Used By Professional Publications?, Kristine L. Dekat

Theses from 2010

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Effects of university website on students' evaluations of Fort Hays State University, Mo Yu

Theses from 2009

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Family Communication Patterns and Conflict Styles of Chinese Young Adults, Shiqi Ma

Theses from 2008

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A Second Life for Theatre Education : Enhancing an Undergraduate Theatre Course Through Virtual Reality, Amanda Nell Edgar

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Educating Across Borders, Communicating Among Cultures : The Rhetorical Impact of Culture on an International Partnership in Higher Education, Qian Liu

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Role of Communication in Customer Service : A Case Study of System Theory in Small Rural Telecommunication Company, Michelle A. Schlyer

Theses from 2007

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The Influence of Intercultural Interaction on Value Change : A Comparison Between Chinese Students in China and in the United States, Yan (Frankie) Bi

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Preservation of Organizational Reputation During Times of Crisis : A Test of the Situational Crisis Communication Theory, Jeffrey C. Brull

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College Students' Computer-Mediated Communication Apprehension and Utilization of Online Communication Technologies, Stephanie R. Cole

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Motivations of Opening Lines : An Examination of Flirtatious Actions, Christina D. Davidson

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Verbal Aggression: Implications for A Constructive Side of a "Dark Trait" in Song Lyrics, Brett Straight

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A Comparative Study of the Relationship Between Teacher Immediacy and Student Affective Learning in United States and Chinese College Classrooms, Xu Wei

Theses from 2006

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Framing Starts with Selecting Facts : A Content Analysis of the News Reports on an Air Collision Between a U.S. and Chinese Warplane in April, 2001, Liang Liang

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How Communication Apprehension Influences Radiologic Technology Students' Messages, Denise Orth

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Deconstructing the Vagina Monologues: A Tazonomic Approach to Social Change, Erin N. Renard

Theses from 2005

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Education in an Age of Globalization : A Study of the Relationship Between Interaction and Satisfaction in the Fhsu/Sias Joint Distance Education Program, Huangfu Jiangbo

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Mud Slinging : Frequency of Negative Television Advertisements Used by Campaigns Affiliated with the Two Major U.S. Political Parties, Daniel L., Koster Jr.

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Communication Apprehension of Asian Students' Speaking English as a Second Language, Xin (Irene) Xiao

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Instructional Communication Via Video Program in Distance Learning: The Relationship Between Instructors' Immediacy Behaviors, Student Motivation and Satisfaction, Leaf Yi Zhang

Theses from 2004

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The Correlation Between Students' Perceptions of Their Body Image and Communication Apprehension, Heather Alexander

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Communication Image: A Survey and Analysis of Communication Methods Used by a Rural Non-Profit Organization, Allison Sosa

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Subliminal Messages: Do They Really Affect People's Behaviors and Motivational States?, Trevor D. Stapp

Theses from 2003

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Women and the Workplace : An Examination of Attribution Theory and Body Image, Brandy L. Feltis

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Adviser Awareness of the Kansas Student Publication Act (1992), Latisha D. Haag

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Computer Mediated Communication: Does It Liberate Individuals, Or Construct Groups? A Narrative Integration of the Cues-Filtered-Out Theory and the Social Identity Model of Deindividuation Effect, Eric L. Pfeifer

Theses from 2002

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An Exploratory Study to Determine Whether Communication Apprehension Increases in Boys and Girls Between First and Eighth Grades, Barbara J. Baldwin

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Two Generations Juxtaposed in the Workplace : A Comparative Study of Generational Viewpoints Between the Baby Boomers and Generation X in the New Economy, Clarine M. Jacobs

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Civil Religion Rhetoric in Ronald Reagan's 1981 & 1985 Inaugural Addresses, Kenneth E. Troyer

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The Internet's Role in Crisis Communication: A Case Study of a Small Rural Telecommunication Company and Internet Service Provider, Tamara J. Wellbrock

Theses from 2001

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The Relationship of Increased Levels of Receiver Apprehension and the Desire to Restrict Access to the Internet, Amy L. Eck

Theses from 2000

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Daniel Webster: Consistency and Compromise, a Content Analysis, Anthony M. Penders

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Conceptual Frameworks in the Field of Public Relations: A Comparative Study of Russian and United States Perspectives, Ekaterina Tsetsura

Theses from 1999

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Faculty Perception of Technology, Student/Instructor Interaction, and Training Received in Distance Education, Daniel L. Balman

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An Analysis of Directing Styles with an Emphasis on the Felten-Start Theatre Productions of Moon Over Buffalo and It Runs in the Family, Michael P. Doll

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Student Perceptions of Graduate Teaching Assistant and Faculty Nonverbal Immediacy and Teacher Credibility, Jennifer G. Hargett

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A Comparative Study of the Role of Oral Storytelling in Ethnic-Cultural Awareness and Pride Between African American, Native American, Hispanic and European American Students, Johnella J. Holmes

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Effective Communication Between the Student Radiologic Technologist and Patient, Roland D. Neseth

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Speech-Act Theory Used as a Script Analysis Too For She Stoops To Conquer, Sherry Stroh

Theses from 1997

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Evaluation of the Status of Faculty Empowerment at a State University, Paula J. Etrick

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Comparison of United States Commercial FM Radio World Wide Web Sites, David A. Gray

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Comparative Analysis of Obscenity on the Internet Through Application of Laps, 1934, and 1996 Regulations, Linda Langston

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Effects of Rhetorical Sensitivity on Customer Satisfaction in a Retail Environment, L. Andrew Stanton

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Applications of Given Circumstances from the School For Scandal Utilizing Presentational and Representational Acting Techniques to Develop the Role of Lady Teazle, Billie Teal

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The Socialization of Adolescent Girls Through Teen Magazine Feature Articles, Debra Werth

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Effect of Continental Airlines' 1983 Bankruptcy on its Advertising in the Rocky Mountain News, Phillip S. Younie

Theses from 1996

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Identification of the Perceptual and Interpretive Use of Language by Evangelical Christians, Andrew Addis

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Relationship Between Secure and Insecure Childhood Attachment Status and Adult Conflict Management Skills, Linda S. Conyac

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Relative Portrayal of the Minorities in Regional Newspapers, Rupananda Misra

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Measurement of College Students' Perception of the Credibility of Statewide Television News, Rod Thomasson

Theses from 1995

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Effects of Listening Skill Training on Mock Jurors' Comprehension of Information Received During Trial Proceedings, Joyce L. Frey

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Perceived Effects of Kansas Student Publication Act on Selected High School Journalism Advisers, Principals, and Student Editors, Cinthia Hertel

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Perceptions of Secondary Teachers Toward the Scans Interpersonal Skills : A Focus Group Study, Steven L. Nilhas

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Information Networking Centers of the Plains Region: Implications for Economic Growth, Stephen F. Schleicher

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James I. Costigan: A Retrospective Study of Leadership in the Communication Department of Fort Hays State University, Dee Strong

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The Director's Function in the Staging of a Contemporary Drama: Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Tomme L. Williams

Theses from 1994

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Negative and Positive Political Advertising Affecting Voting Behavior in Primary Campaigns, Leigh B. Goodson

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Changes in Hard and Soft News Content of Major Television Network Newscasts in the Middle 1980s, Rebecca Kiser

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Conflict Management Styles Used by Members of the Kansas Highway Patrol to Handle Conflict Situations, Lonnie Whitten

Theses from 1993

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Variables Affecting Categories of Forgiving Behaviors in Relationships, Karen Ohmart

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An Epideictic Rhetorical Analysis of President William Jefferson Clinton's Inaugural Address : "American Renewal.", Nicholas H. Owen

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International Standards for Data Communications Technologies, Ke-Ting Zheng

Theses from 1992

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Artifactual Communication in Cheyenne Ceremonial Dance, Sheryle Robinson

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A Consultant's Guide to Historical Reenactment Activities on the Plains, 1823-1873, Randy Smith

Theses from 1991

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A Comparison of the 1980 and 1988 New York Times' Coverage of the Abortion Issue, Charles Casolare

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Teaching Techniques for Communicating Concepts of Science Across Grade Levels K-8, Nancy M. Costigan

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The New Testament's Teaching on Interpersonal Relationships, Bruce C. Hemphill

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Sex-Role Stereotyping and Images of Women in Situation and Domestic Comedies on Prime-Time Television, Gursel Yaktil

Theses from 1990

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Directing A Children's Theatre Production Using a Main Stage Setting : Wiley and the Hairy Man, Loretta E. Bussen

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An Assessment of a New Employee Orientation Program at a Midwestern Regional Medical Center, Larry G. Straub

Theses from 1989

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The Female Character as Role Model : The Image of Women in Selected Plays by Megan Terry, Bettina M. Heinz

Theses from 1988

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A Survey of Faculty Perceptions of Librarians at Ida Jane Dacus Library at Winthrop College, Rock Hill, South Carolina, Stephen D. Clark

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The Implications of New Age Thinking for Human Communication in the 21st Century, Larry A. Erbert

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A Descriptive Study of Debate in Kansas High Schools, David J. Laudick

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Prior Restraint in High Schools: Kansas Journalists Review the Kuhlmeier V. Hazelwood District 01/01/1988 Supreme Court Case, Leigh A. Winston

Theses from 1987

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An E-Prime Approach to the Holy Bible, Bryon Cannon

Theses from 1986

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A Study of Right of Reply in Restoring Reputation Without Libel Litigation, Matt Bosisio

Theses from 1985

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Creative Dramatics Emphasizing Brian Way's Approach, Teresa L. Stohes

Theses from 1983

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The Production and Performance of The Incredible Jungle Journey of Fenda-Maria, Noella M. Johnson

Theses from 1979

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The Production and Performance of Mime, Karen G. Fuller

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A Dialectic of Social Contexts in Communication, William J. Hedge

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Creating a Spring Season of Theatre: A Project in Production and Management, Sheilah Philip

Theses from 1978

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The Design and Construction of Costumes for Royall Tyler's The Contrast, William C. Henderson

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The Director as a Collaborator with Actors: An Inductive Method of Directing Used in Producing Commedia Dell'Arte, Michael A. Pearl

Theses from 1975

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An Analysis, Prompt Script, and Production Record of the Musical Stop the World--I Want to Get Off, Ronald Fischli

Theses from 1974

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The Development of an Introductory Costume Course, Ruth R. Humphrey

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A Comparative Analysis of Stage Fright Reduction Between Basic Speaking Courses and Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication Courses, Michael Kilgore

Theses from 1973

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The Development of the Designs and the Construction of the Costumes for the Fort Hays Kansas State College Production of Howard Richardson and William Berney's Dark of the Moon, Jani Adams

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Evaluation and Analysis of Acting in Selected Roles, Glenda R. Burgett

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A Research Synthesis and Taxonomy of Six Factors in Impression Formation and Their Effects Upon Communication, Cheryl Lembke

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Director's Notebook : "The Boys in The Band", Donna Leuszler

Theses from 1972

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The Development of the Designs and Construction of Costumes For the Fort Hays Kansas State College Production of Peter Weiss' The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade, Lavon Grusing

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Production Records and Critical Analysis of Grain of Sand, Ronald Heape

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Evaluation and Analysis of Acting in Selected Roles, Barbara Laspisa

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Scene and Lighting Design for the Play, "The King is Dead", Wayne Phillips

Theses from 1971

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An Analysis of the Contributions of Marcus Garvey, Elijah Muhammad, and Malcolm X to the Rhetoric of the Black Power Movement, Robert Law

Theses from 1970

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An Experimental Study of the Effects of Organization on Information Retention and Persuasion, Bruce Ashton

Theses from 1969

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Dr. Charles Monroe Sheldon : The Rhetoric of a Religious Reformer, Anna Locke Herman