Work of faculty and students from the College of Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences. Includes: Architecture & Landscape Architecture; Communication; Criminal Justice & Political Science; Emergency Management; English; History, Philosophy, & Religious Studies; Modern Languages; Music; Sociology & Anthropology; Theatre Arts; Visual Arts; Women & Gender Studies. The College website may be found at https://www.ndsu.edu/ahss/

AHSS Talking Points is the newsletter for the College of Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences and can be found at https://hdl.handle.net/10365/28258

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Recent Submissions

  • Designing for Memory Loss 

    Biegert, Mary (North Dakota State University, 2021)
    We all live with the fact that someday our loved ones will need to have help with day to day life and that we will too. As of right now there is a generally negative feeling towards moving out of one’s home and into an ...
  • Warrior's Ranch: Combating the Invisible Enemy 

    Hyatt, Brandon (North Dakota State University, 2021)
    Warrior’s Ranch is a domiciliary mental health rehabilitation facility that is designed to help treat veterans who are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and other psychological and physical disorders. The ...
  • Business center for independent musicians 

    Pfaff, Russell John (North Dakota State University, 2005)
    “In music, the meter, tempo and related rhythms are referred to as time. In architecture, there exists the idea of the fourth dimension. This theory suggests that architectural forms and spaces are experienced not just in ...
  • The Role of the County Emergency Manager in Disaster Mitigation 

    Savitt, Amanda Miller (North Dakota State University, 2020)
    Scholarship on disasters in the United States would suggest that emergency managers should play a role in hazard mitigation. Yet, little empirical research has investigated precisely what role or roles emergency managers ...
  • Predicting Disclosure of Student Mental Health Problems to Instructors: A Communication Privacy Management Perspective 

    Haverkamp, Emily Marie (North Dakota State University, 2020)
    The transitional period of attending college marks a shift towards personal independence for students. The management of conversational topics requires students to determine how they share information. Management of mental ...
  • Toward a More Visually Literate Writing Classroom: An Analysis of Visual Communication Pedagogy and Practices 

    Zufelt, Darren Allan (North Dakota State University, 2019)
    “Toward a More Visually Literate Writing Classroom: An Analysis of Visual Communication Pedagogy and Practices” examines the teaching of visual communication in undergraduate professional and technical communication courses. ...
  • Built on the Rock 

    Reim, Philip (North Dakota State University, 2021)
    American church buildings age, deteriorate, and vanish, their congregants dwindling and lacking the financial resources to build or maintain them. Simultaneously, a global pandemic sheds light on shortcomings in ...
  • The Woman’s Club of Moorhead 1868-1946 

    Eidem, Katie Ann (North Dakota State University, 2018)
    Far from upholding the domestic ideal of the Victorian Era, the Moorhead Woman’s Club helped establish the first public library in the city and strove for changes in education through active engagement in the public “sphere.” ...
  • Space Sky Earth: Weather Learning Museum and Research Center 

    Gutowski, Benjamin (North Dakota State University, 2021)
    A rainstorm now and again can be a calming experience. With our climate changing and a focus on more sustainable built projects, we can only wonder if it is enough to help offset the carbon footprint that architects ...
  • Relational Maintenance Strategies, Positivity, and Constructive Financial Conversations in Romantic, Committed Partnerships 

    Bourdeaux, Renee Jeneanne (North Dakota State University, 2016)
    Although a large body of research on financial management in marriages and conflict/divorce as outcomes of financial problems exists, the topic of how individuals describe the communicative processes leading to positive ...
  • Building Blocks: Re-framing Urban Inestment and Community Health Through Equitable Empowerment 

    Derf, Benjamin (North Dakota State University, 2021)
    The modern city is failing at embracing the value of difference and common ground is fading. The implicit effects of urban policy are dividing cities and putting their most marginalized communities in an even more ...
  • Public Memory and Forgetting: Making Visible the Invisibility of Loss in the San Francisco AIDS Pandemic 

    Norby, Beau (North Dakota State University, 2021)
    It is well known that we depend on our memory for our individual and collective sense of identity, meaning, and purpose. We assign significance to past, present, and future events through inter-subjective and ordered ...
  • The Materiality of Time and Water: An Emotional and Cognitive Reinvigoration of Sustainability on the Edge of the California Coast 

    Cochrane, Bailey (North Dakota State University, 2021)
    Ancient man had a full-bodied integration into the divinity of the earth that we have displaced in our modern age. We have become subjects of the technological advancements of today and as a result are tasked with ...
  • Getting Old: A Design Solution to Improve Mental Health Post Retirement 

    Buschke, Bailey (North Dakota State University, 2021)
    Individuals 65 years and older are struggling with the alarmingly high suicide rates among their peers. This is often caused by the sudden lack of purpose following retirement. Designing for community involvement while ...
  • Centennial High: A School for Hope and Growth 

    Teuber, Augustina (North Dakota State University, 2021)
    In this paper, high school design is evaluated in order to better support the mental health of its occupants. The alarming rise in anxiety, depression, and violence among youth over the past few decades demonstrates the ...
  • Simple Nurture: Weaving Motherhood and Community 

    Argenziano, Anne (North Dakota State University, 2021)
    There are community centers in nearly every city that are used to some extent. Some are good and some are bad. In most cases, the existence of a community is a prerequisite for the construction of a community center. ...
  • Safe Harbor: Recontextualizing Architectural Design to Engage Society in Combating Human Trafficking 

    Stroh, Anna (North Dakota State University, 2021)
    As one of the fastest growing and most lucrative criminal enterprises, human trafficking involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to lure victims into labor or commercial sexual exploitation. Minnesota faces widespread ...
  • Unsettling Settlements: Examining Police Misconduct Lawsuits in the City of Chicago 

    Robinson, Chloe Nichele (North Dakota State University, 2020)
    There is limited empirical research related to lawsuits involving the police due in part to limited accessibility to relevant data sources. This study aims to examine the relationship between citizen, situational, and ...
  • Healing the Invisible 

    Luschen, Amy (North Dakota State University, 2021)
    Every day, the environments that surround are constantly impacting who we are and how we feel. Unfortunately, the power that we hold as designers is often overlooked, especially in the fields of healthcare and healing. ...
  • Housing for All 

    Hill, Amanda (North Dakota State University, 2021)
    What effect does sustainability and design consideration have on affordable housing? This thesis investigates affordable housing and how sustainable design can make it more economical. There is a lack of design that goes ...

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