This community contains the theses and dissertations of the Department of Sociology and Rural Studies.
Due to copyright restrictions, the collection contains both open access and university access theses and dissertations. University access items are only available to SDSU users, and on-campus visitors. Non-SDSU users wishing to access restricted materials may request items through their institution’s interlibrary loan services.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Explaining the Gender Wage Gap in Rural and Urban China, Wei Gu

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Funding of Higher Education: Variations in State Funding, Impacts of State Funding on Differential Tuition, and Variables Impacting Differential Tuition, Michael Holbeck

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Rail Rebound: The Impact of Freight Rails on Regional Development in the United States, 1970-2010, Bishal Bhakta Kasu

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GESI Mainstreaming in Nepal: Representation of a New Concept or Re-presentation of an Old Concept in a New Package?, Umit Shrestha

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Dual Enrollment And Its Impact on College Freshman Persistence: A Modification of Tinto's Model of Student Departure, Douglas L. Simon

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Government Policy and Initiatives on Maternal Mortality Reduction in Nigeria, Enifome U. Eto

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Application of Routine Activities Theory to the Study of Residential Armed Robbery in Ghana, Neeh Nhai Lhayea

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Causes of Alienation Among Black Students at Two Predominantly White Universities, Anton Mighty

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Coping and Adjustment of Spouses of International Students at South Dakota State University, Elizabeth Nayebare

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Identity Theory and Women’s Choice of Medical Specialty, Kelli A. Rolfsmeyer

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Understanding the Factors Associated with Engaged Scholarship: A Case Study of Sociologists in the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, Rebecca Maame Ahima Tachie

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Aspects of Sudanese Traditions Implicated in Intimate Partner Violence Among Sudanese Refugee Community., Abdelrahim Abulbasher

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Factors Impacting Saudi Arabian Students' Attitudes During Their Stay in the United States, Ahmed Alasiri

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Beef is Beef? An Actor-Network Analysis of the 2012 LFTB Food Scare, Trenton Ellis

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An Investigation of Rural Entrepreneurship Development at County Level: Opportunities for Rural Communities in South Dakota, Joy K. Kobia

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Acculturation and Parenting-- Exploring Intergenerational Conflicts in Chinese Immigrant Families in Rural South Dakota, Shuang Li

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Commercial Motorcycle (Boda Boda) Riders and the Production of Space in Kampala City, Uganda, Marion M. Mugisha

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Who Am I? Who Am I Supposed to Be? First Generation Graduate Student Experiences of Identity Negotiation, Nicole B. Lounsbery

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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A Mixed Methods Study of Student Horizontal and Vertical Networking and Associated Impacts on Student Performance, Jake Cummings

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Food Consumption Similarities and Differences for Two Types of Jamaican Households, Denise A. Gochenouer