Thesis Ideas

Some Thesis Ideas can be found below:

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

Video Analysis

This 3 page paper describes two videos, one features Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., discussing the major ideas in his book Democracy in Black, and the other features John Derkx, discussing lifelong learning. The writer discusses the ideas pertaining to adult education that are included in each video. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Hinduism / Bhagavad-Gita

The Bhagavad-Gita -- 'Song of the Lord' -- has been a source of meditation in India for more than 2000 years. In this 5 page research paper, the writer explores the ideas behind this particular aspect of Hinduism and details its main ideas, historical perspective, and enduring value today. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Plato and Aristotle

An 8 page paper which discusses three differences of opinions held by Plato and Aristotle, in relationship to their individual philosophies. Despite the fact that Aristotle was taught philosophy in Plato’s school, his ideas and philosophical theories differed in many ways, from those of Plato. The three differences discussed are the idea of forms, poetics, and the existence of God. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Intellectual Property Rights

A 5 page paper. This paper reports ideas and thoughts about plagiarism from Mathews, Caplan, Lipson and Reindl, Lowry, and Ian. Topics include music, ringtones, documents and written material, and information technology ideas. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Reflection On The Pastor As A Minor Poet By Barnes

A 6 page paper that reflects on the entitled book by M. Craig Barnes. There are both major theses and sub-theses in this work. Barnes is able to connect them and intertwine them to provide an engaging and interesting read. Each is important to understand the totality of the book and to learn the lessons included. The theses are discussed. The writer then cites three things pastors can do to impact ministry in the future. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Helping International Friend Become A Team Leader

A 7 page paper. The scenario for this essay is that a friend has come over from the Middle East and she is Muslim. Specific issues are discussed: would coaching be a good idea, conflicts that might arise as a result of people asking to take off religious days of significance, would the manager express their ideas freely, two actions to become better multicultural leaders, and conflicts and misunderstandings that could made with nonverbal communication cues. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Cracking the Code - Analysis and Critique

This 8 page paper analyses and critiques an article by Beer and Nohria entitled "Cracking the Code of Change", looking at the content and considering the way it fits in with existing change theories, including ideas concerning the psychological contract. The ideas are compared and contrasted and a conclusion is presented. The bibliography cites 12 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.

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.

King's Ideas about Equality are Superior to Marxist Ideology

This 3 page paper examines the ideas of Karl Marx and Martin Luther King and concludes that the latter theorist's methods and ideas are superior. Several points are made and the philosophers are each looked at in terms of experience and theory as well. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Ideal Workplace

A 7 page paper that begins with some typical ideas for an ideal workplace. The essay then describes ROWE as the idea workplace. The paper explains how ROWE was initiated and its success at Best Buy. Bibliography lists 5 sources.


This 5 page paper discusses the idea of semiotics and meaning inherent in particular and personal signs, either culturally or internally perceived. Example scenes are given from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to support the thesis as well as modern day applications. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

R.K. Narayan/The Construction of Self in "The Guide"

A 5 page analysis of R.K. Narayan's novel, The Guide, which focuses on Narayan's ideas on the construction of self. The writer argues that the thesis proposed in the book states that it is the actions of a person that serve to define who they are, not necessarily their background or whom they think they are. No additional sources cited.

Inside the Third Reich: Memoirs by Albert Speer

This 11 page paper provides an overview of the main thesis of Speer’s work, assesses how the ideas are presented, its organization and critiques the prejudices of the author as they are presented in this book. This paper considers the role that Speer played in the Third Reich and the way in which he approached revealing his views and the implications for modern history. No additional sources cited.

Analysis of Irigaray's Spiritual Ideas

This 5 page thesis paper delves into this feminist writer's ideas about spirituality and religion. She is compared with Simone de Beauvoir. Irigaray's outstanding contribution to women's spirituality is emphasized. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Chapter One:  Hypothesis

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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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