Honors Program

Qualified German Studies majors are encouraged to consider writing an honors thesis their senior year. Preparation for the thesis should already begin during the fall semester of the junior year when possible directions and topics for the thesis should be discussed with departmental faculty and a research timeline can be established to complete the thesis by mid-March of their senior year. Interested students should also be aware of the funding opportunities in Emory College through the SIRE program or the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry to support honor's thesis work. Students writing an honor's thesis are encouraged to present their research at the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in April of their senior year.

For more information, see Honors Program | Academic Policies & Regulations.

Honor's theses completed in the German Studies Department

Student Title Thesis Adviser Year
Weisberger, Abigail "Jewish Chronotopes: Sites of Memory in the Autobiographies of Gershom Scholem and Walter Benjamin" Block, Nick 2014
Lorenz, Lucia A. "Der Mangel an Schönheit": Life in Hohenschönhausen in the 1950s Maxim, Hiram 2012
Cooper, Robert Musical Austrian Jewish Exiles: Examining the Jewish-Austrian Identities of Hermann Leopoldi and Georg Kreisler through Music Höyng, Peter 2011
Maness, Caroline Wiener Amerikaner oder amerikanischer Wiener? A Comparative Analysis of Three Viennese Scientists - Eric Kandel, Carl Djerassi, and Erwin Chargaff Höyng, Peter 2011
Umpierrez, Erica Advocating Awareness: The Development of Peter Handke's Concept of Language Aue, Maximilian 2010
Hostetter, Whitney Flanieren in Berlin: Reading the City with Hessel, Gröschner, and Graffiti. Höyng, Peter 2007
Albert, Ryan Connecting West German Responses to Terrorism to the Solution of the Iranian Hostage Crisis Aue, Maximilian 1999
Nicol, Sara Beyond the Wall: Neo-Nazism in the Former GDR Westbrook, Viola 1999
Norman, Jana A Comparison of Eastern and Western Jugendsprache One Year after German Unification McMahon, James 1992
Westbrook, David Tannenberg McMahon, James 1988
Binner, Andrea Vorstudien zu Sprachwandlungen uber drei Generationen McMahon, James 1986
Bland III, James Walter Lesekritik in Elias Canetti's Die Blendung Aue, Maximilian 1984
Tigges, Stefan Liebe, Gegebsatz und Identitat in den letzen swei Akten von Goethes Faust II und die Zurucknahme in Manns Doktor Faustus Waniek, Erdmann 1984

Honor's theses completed by German majors/minors in other departments

Student Title Department Thesis Adviser Faculty Committee Member  Year
Reynolds, Anne Psychology Walker, Elaine 2016
Castle, Micah Spanish Dillman, Lisa Block, Nick 2015
Donovan, Kathleen Economics Ninkovic, Jasminka Maxim, Hiram 2015
Howell, Elizabeth History Vick, Brian Höyng, Peter 2015
Snyder, William Anthropology Stout, Deitrich Maxim, Hiram 2015
Doctor, Hazel Psychology Rochat, Philippe Maxim, Hiram 2014
Corrigan, Sarah Freud and Schenker: Mind, Music, and the Loss of Play IDSSC Gilman, Sander Höyng, Peter 2013
Rhoads, William The Political Shift of the CDU in Citizenship and Immigration Policy from Reunification to the Implementation of an Immigration law in 2005 History Wilhelm, Cornelia Schaumann, Caroline 2013
Hein, Benjamin Nation, Identity, and German "Particularities"
The Case of the Ruhr, 1871-1908
History Eckert, Astrid Aue, Maximilian 2010
Reischmann, Mary Kate The Journey from Wagner to Brahms: Performance Markings and Orchestration in the 1873 and 1889 Scores of Bruckner's Third Symphony Music Karnes, Kevin Höyng, Peter 2010