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American Deism in the Eighteenth Century

Description: As was true of most intellectual trends in colonial America, deism originated in England and spread to the colonies. To understand deism as it developed in eighteenth century America, one must examine the roots and mature status of deism in England. Deism did not emerge as an entirely new system of thought in seventeenth century England. The disputes, schisms and wars of the Reformation laid a negative foundation for its appearance. The counter-accusations of the clergy of different sects provided ammunition for its anticlerical campaign. The Reformation itself, by its rejection of the ritualism and authority of the Roman Catholic Church, its teaching that in matters of religion each individual should use his own reason, and its putting greater stress on the ethical element in religion, was a movement in the same direction as deism. It did not, however, advance as far. To replace the authority of the Catholic Church, the Protestants substituted the Bible.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Mattson, Vernon E.

Analysis of the Song Cycle “On Wenlock Edge” by Ralph Vaughan Williams

Description: This examination of Ralph Vaughan Williams' song cycle to poetry of Alfred Edward Housman, "On Wenlock Edge," will follow primarily two avenues of approach. First, following a brief biographical sketch of Vaughan Williams' career prior to the composition of "On Wenlock Edge," will be a discussion of Vaughan Williams' and Housman's respective aesthetic philosophies. In order to lay the background for certain salient characteristics of this cycle, parallels as well as differences in their artistic thinking will be explained. Secondly, a poetic analysis will precede the musical analysis of each song in order to differentiate between the original intent of the poet and the interpretation of the poetry by Vaughan Williams.
Date: January 1965
Creator: Pummill, John Douglas

Anxiety Levels of Creative, Performing Musicians

Description: The term creativity will be used in this paper to denote the unique imposition of the personality upon, in this case, the instrument selected and the work performed. The result of the creativity, the performance, is in the indefinable but, to a competent judge, readily recognizable area of true artistry, and represents, at best, a spontaneity resulting from interaction with unconscious processes after the conscious mastery of the technical problems of the particular instrument. For the purposes of this study, May's definition of anxiety is as good and workable as any: "Anxiety is the apprehension cued off by a threat to some value which the individual holds essential to his existence as a personality. In the case of the musician, the threatened value is his desire (and necessity, in terms of his self concept) to pursue music as a career. When his career is threatened or depreciated, the result is anxiety, which manifests itself in various forms of irrational behavior, physical symptoms, and inadequate adjustments to everyday situations.
Date: January 1965
Creator: Davidson, Norma Lewis

Authoritarianism and Intellectual Abilities at the College Level

Description: This thesis investigates approaches to the problem from a learning-sociological point of view, because it gives a more complete concept of the authoritarian personality. Within the framework of this theory, it was generally found that the authoritarian personality is rigid; is concrete in its thinking; does not handle abstractions or material dealing with human relations easily; prefers instead to deal with well organized and well ordered material.
Date: January 1965
Creator: Gaulden, Gary L.

Automorphism Groups

Description: This paper will be concerned mainly with automorphisms of groups. The concept of a group endomorphism will be used at various points in this paper.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Edwards, Donald Eugene

The Bauhaus and its Contributions to Design with Suggestions for Improvement of Design in College Industrial Arts Programs

Description: The study of the Bauhaus is threefold in purpose. The first purpose is to study the Bauhaus, located both in Germany and in the United States, and to identify its principles, curriculum, and methods of instruction used in improving design. The second purpose is to identify and present the contributions of this school to design, the third purpose is to suggest ways and means for improvement of design in college industrial arts programs.
Date: June 1965
Creator: Shahabi, Ali R.

The Bracero Programs

Description: The bracero programs of the 1942-1964 period have been the subject of a large amount of controversy. One side insists that foreign workers are necessary to the production of the nation's food and fiber while the other is just as certain that native workers will do the work required when paid a reasonable wage. This thesis will attempt to explore the principal issues involved in the controversy.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Allen, Donald C.

A Case Study of Union Organizing Strategies

Description: The purpose of this paper is to present a case study of a union organizational campaign among a group of women garment workers. The union that conducted the organizing drive was the International Ladies' Garment Worker's Union. The employees involved in the campaign were employed by the Russell-Newman Manufacturing Company in the North Texas community of Denton.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Oliver, John H.

Characteristics of High School Girls which May Lead to Early Marriage

Description: The problem of this study was to isolate some of the characteristics of tenth-grade girls which may lead to early marriage. The characteristics studied were: sibling rank, influence of a broken home, parents* education and occupations, mental ability, aptitude, scholastic achievement, study habits and attitudes, and personal problems identified by the subjects. A further problem of the study was the effectiveness of each of the characteristics in predicting the marriage of high school girls.
Date: January 1965
Creator: Weaver, Hazel Stewart, 1960-

A Comparative Study of the Standards Set by the Texas Education Agency for Certification of Teachers in Physical Education for Senior High School with Those of the Accrediting Agencies in the Other States of the Southern District of the American Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation

Description: The following are the purposes of the study: 1. To obtain a basis for evaluation of certification of physical education teachers. 2. To compare certification standards of Texas with those of the other southern states. 3. To develop a better understanding of the standards set by the Texas Education Agency for physical education. 4. To gain a better understanding of the standards recommended by the American Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Lindsey, Robert Curry

A Comparative Study of Two Methods of Teaching Arithmetic in the First Grade

Description: This study was concerned with determining the effectiveness of two methods of teaching arithmetic in the first grade. The primary dimension of this problem was to determine and compare the arithmetic achievement of an experimental group using the Cuisenaire program and the achievement of a control group using a conventional program for the purpose of finding which was the more efficient. The secondary dimension of the problem was to determine whether socio-economic status or sex affects the achievement which results from either the conventional or the Cuisenaire method of instruction.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Crowder, Alex B.

A Comparison of Freshman and Sophomore Art Courses Offered at Texas Junior Colleges with Those Offered for Art Majors at North Texas State University

Description: Each year there is an increase in the number of art students who transfer art credits from Texas junior colleges to North Texas State University. The lack of standardization in the junior college art courses indicated an area of investigation in which some procedures might be suggested in order to secure greater continuity and unity between the art curricula of the Texas junior colleges and that of North Texas State University.
Date: January 1965
Creator: Cox, Catherine Heard