Thesis Ideas

Some Thesis Ideas can be found below:

Kate Chopin/Story of an Hour

A 6 page essay that first of all describes to the student researching this subject (in one paragraph) why the student's proposed thesis that Louise Mallard in Kate Chopin's short story "The Story of an Hour" committed suicide and why the writer chose the alternate thesis that she was murdered. The writer then offers an argument that explains and supports this thesis, which relies on the idea that while the murder was inadvertent, it nevertheless was the sight of her husband alive that shocked Louse into a fatal heart attack. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A Look At Pirenne's Thesis

A 5 page essay that explores the idea presented by Henri Pirenne's thesis that the decline in European economics that marked the beginning of the Middle Ages began not with the fall of the Roman Empire in the fifth century, but instead with the rise of Islam in the seventh century. Included is the reasoning behind Pirenne's idea as well as the reasoning of those that oppose this idea. Bibliography includes 4 sources.

The Idea of Government: The Comparable Views of Locke and Kant

A 5 page discussion of the similarities between John Locke's philosophy of government and that of Immanuel Kant. Notes that each had very definitive ideas of individual rights and the relation of those rights to law and government. Contends that in practically every respect John Locke's idea of government can be demonstrated to be fully compatible with Immanuel Kant's thesis in "Idea for a Universal History". No sources are listed.

A Look At Pirenne’s Thesis

A 5-page essay that explores the idea presented by Henri Pirenne’s thesis that the decline in European economics that marked the beginning of the Middle Ages began not with the fall of the Roman Empire in the fifth century, but instead with the rise of Islam in the seventh century. Included is the reasoning behind Pirenne’s idea as well as the reasoning of those that oppose this idea. Bibliography includes 4 sources.

Abortion and Decreased Crime

This 3 page essay discusses the thesis proposed by John Donohue and Steven Levitt, which is that increased access to abortion in the 1970s lowered the crime rate in the 1990s, and then presents the arguments that Franklin Zimring uses to refute this idea. Bibliography lists 2 sources.


This 5 page paper is a philosophical discussion on the thesis: Democracy is not so much found in the form of government, but in the free exchange of ideas. Emphasis is placed on the definition of free exchange of ideas by way of comparison to globalization. Bibliography lists 0 sources.


This 5 page paper discusses the issue of inclusion and exclusion. Also explored is the idea of the imposter, and an argumentative paper is written which supports the idea of Bunny being the outsider, rather than Richard. Thesis supported by statements in the text. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Messiah In The Gospel Of John 7

A 3 page paper. John’s Gospel reported and introduced the Messianic ideas of the day. He was familiar with Jewish ideas as well as the ideas of the early Christians and the disciples. This essay discusses John 7 and includes comments about how John saw the Messiah. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Youth In Adult Court

A 5 page paper. Should youth who commit violent crimes be tried in adult court rather than in juvenile court? This is a hotly debated topic but the tide is turning against this practice. Thesis: While there are many mitigating factors when considering trying youth in adult court, in general, the answer is no. This thesis is based on the neurological developmental stage of adolescents. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Dehumanization: Why do we do it?

This five page paper explores why man is willing to inflict cruelty and death on other human beings. Focus is on the events during the Holocaust, but many other examples are given as well. Considers whether the new mechanical era is a cause. Argues a central thesis. Excellent paper showing the use of thesis and the support of that thesis. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Mohammed, Charlemagne & Origins of Europe

A 7 page essay that analyzes Richard Hodges and David Whitehouse's 1983 text Mohammed, Charlemagne and the Origins of Europe: Archeology and the Pirenne Thesis, which is part of a continuing body of historical scholarship that addresses the nature and validity of Henri Pirenne's famous thesis concerning the origins of the medieval period. This examination demonstrates that, while the fringe elements of Pirenne's thesis can be disputed, the basic premise, which is that Rome did not disappear as a viable political entity quickly, but rather was a victim of gradual decline, is largely substantiated by recent research. Bibliography lists 2 sources.


This 5 page paper examines the thesis of Thomas Berger in his book The Long Shadow. The thesis is that indigenous people (i.e., natives) in the Americans are being as shabbily treated today by corporations and private concerns as they were hundreds of years ago as settlers began to infiltrate their lands. The paper names current examples of why Berger's thesis is correct. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Why Samuel P. Huntington's Paradigm is Accurate

This 3 page paper examines Samuel P. Huntington's thesis and responses to it. This paper supports the author's ideas. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Wilde's View of Women, Love and Marriage in, "The Picture of Dorian Gray":

This 3 page paper examines the way in which Wilde depicts women, love and marraige in this classic piece of literature. This paper refers to specific episodes in the story in order to correlate the thesis with the ideas of Wilde. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

(The) Supernatural in Macbeth

A 9 page examination of superstition and the supernatural as used by Shakespeare in Macbeth. Thesis is argued by focusing specifically upon the play's infamous Cauldron Scene and other key events. Writer is very analytical and uses several quotes to support ideas. Bibliography cites 9 sources.

Macbeth / The Control of The Witches

In 5 pages, the author argues the thesis that Macbeth in William Shakespeare's 'The Tragedy of Macbeth' is controlled by the witches. The question of whether or not Macbeth is independent in his thinking or whether he is controlled by witches is one that is cause for debate. Witches have long been thought to have power over mere mortals. If the witches did not control him, they did plant the seeds of ideas in his head, and this is what controlled Macbeth. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

School Vouchers

In 7 pages the author discusses the school vouchers, one of the current topics in education and public policy. While incorporating the pros and cons, the author supports the thesis that school vouchers are not a good idea. FREE outline included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Spitzer/The Politics of Gun Control

A 5 page analysis of the persuasive book on the ongoing national debate concerning gun control. Author Robert J. Spitzer offers a well-organized, and compelling argument that this volatile issue should be approached from a standpoint of international relations theory. Spitzer's thesis is that while the idea that political accommodation can be reached between hostile, intransigent opponents who are equally resistant to giving ground‹much less inclined to negotiate‹is a formidable problem within American politics, but it is a commonplace problem in international relations No additional sources cited.

Critique on Hume's Of the Original Contract

This 5 page paper looks at Hume's work on social contracts and provides some support for the thesis. The ideas are explored in depth and contemporary examples are provided. No additional sources cited.

Elaine de Kooning's Position in the World of Abstract Expressionism

This 10 page paper looks at this artist's work and provides a thesis on why she was not considered to be up to par with her contemporaries such as Jackson Pollock or even her husband Willem. Her work is discussed and ideas that go to her social position are also included. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

Tocqueville on Religion

This 8 page thesis paper provides an analysis on Alexis de Tocqueville's 'Democracy in America.' The paper supports the idea that Tocqueville actively promoted religion as evidenced by his infamous work. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Communications / Gender Similarities

A 10 page research example on gender differences in communication. The writer develops a thesis based on studies in nonverbal communications, gender differences, demand-withdrawal, and other studies and commentaries that support the idea that the reported differences are in fact false. Even research geared toward gender differences has been inconclusive, and it is apparent in social interactions that there are more similarities than differences. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

Machiavelli's The Prince and the Just War Theory

This 5 page thesis paper presents the idea that this well known work of literature is consistent with the just war hypothesis. Quotes from the work are included. No additional sources cited.

Gary Nash's Red, White And Black

This 5 page paper provides an overview of colonial history as it is presented by Gary Nash in his book, Red, White And Black: The Peoples Of Early North America and argues that his thesis for the book is centered on the idea that early America was a conglomeration of cultures based on geographical origin, race and religious affiliations. All of these cultures had significant impact on the building of the American concept of social, political and economic beliefs. No additional sources are listed.

Article Review: Lance Buhl's Mariners and Machines

This 5 page paper provides an analysis of the article with a focus on its thesis. Examples are provided to explore Buhl's ideas about social stratification and changes in technology. No additional sources cited.

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Chapter One:  Hypothesis

The hypothesis section of any thesis or dissertation generally sets up the "problem" to ...
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Chapter Two:  Literature Review

Chapter 2, known as the Literature Review, is where most of a dissertation's sources ...
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Chapter Three:  Methodology

The layout of a dissertation's methodology section varies greatly depending upon the type of ...
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Chapter Four:  Discussion

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Chapter Five:  Conclusions

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