Political Science seniors engage in a semester-long, original research project as a part of the Senior Capstone experience. These projects are intended to be “culminating experiences” where students integrate the knowledge and skills that they have developed during their time at Presbyterian. Below is a listing of the projects that were completed in the Fall 2012 Semester:

  • Kim Carpenter: “Title IX: An Analysis of the Progression of Women’s Civil Rights in Collegiate Athletics”
  • Nate Chong: “The Affordable Health Care Act of 2010 and Its Controversy”
  • Will Gaston: Affirmative Action and the White Backlash: A Comparison of the Deep South and the Non-deep South and the Effect of Gender”
  • Will Kennedy: The Unintended Consequences of the Cold War’s Space Race on Education Legislation”
  • Earnest Lewis: “ The Gender Gap and the Effects on American Presidential Elections: A Case Study”
  • Michael Ruff: “The History of The Ku Klux Klan and its Political Legacy”
  • Olivia Towers-Solis: “The Decriminalization of Marijuana: Arguments of Proponents and Opponents”
  • Taylor Warner: “Abortion Since Roe. V. Wade: A Case Unresolved in the Twenty-first Century”