This fall The Pulse inaugurates a new series of departmental special editions. Beginning with the current issue, the online edition produced each fall will feature papers produced in a specific department over the previous year.
Our Fall 2006 edition presents a diverse collection of Great Texts papers. In it we have endeavored to represent the range of academic writing in the program, including short but original analyses of primary texts (such as are usually written in the lower-level Great Texts courses required of many Baylor students) as well as the advanced research papers of upper-level classes.
By Brandon Cowan
Brandon Cowan is a senior pursuing a double major in Great Texts of the Western Tradition and Philosophy. Upon graduating in the spring of 2007, he plans to escape the eternal summer of Texas and possibly attend graduate school. This paper was written for GTX 4321, Twentieth Century, with Dr. Moore.
By Jamie Gianoutsos
Jamie Gianoutsos (University Scholars '06) is currently studying at Queen's University in Belfast, Ireland. The recipient of a Marshall Scholarship, she is part of the MA program in English: Reconceiving the Renaissance. Her interests include early modern political philosophy and literature, especially John Locke and John Milton, as well as educational theory and British politics. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the piano and guitar, volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, studying Latin and ballroom dancing, and black and white photography. She is originally from Amarillo, TX. This paper was written for GTX 4343 with Dr. Harvey.
By Brad Goodine
Brad Goodine is a junior University Scholars major from San Antonio. He is concentrating in Political Science and Great Texts. He plans to study Political Theory in graduate school and become a professor. This paper was written for GTX 3320 with Dr. Murray.
By Andrew Nordin
Andrew Nordin is a sophomore B.A. Biology/ Pre-Med major from Austin, TX. He graduated from Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose, California. At Baylor, Andrew is a member of the Baylor Med Track and is also a Chemistry SI leader. After his undergraduate career at Baylor, he plans on attending Baylor College of Medicine in Houston in the hopes of becoming a pediatrician. In his spare time he enjoys reading, running, crossword puzzles and anything music-related. This paper was written for GTX 2301 with Dr. Coln.
By Ariana Phillips
Ariana Phillips, a sophomore from San Diego, California, is completing a BM in piano pedagogy. When not performing, she works with international students through the Baptist Student Center and is an active member of the Honors College Living and Learning Center. In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, reading, and exploring Wikipedia. After earning her bachelor's degree, Ariana plans to attend graduate school and would someday like to teach music in a university. This paper was written for GTX 2301 with Dr. Thomas.
By Austin Terrell
Austin Terrell is a senior BFA Theatre Performance major from Lubbock, Texas. In his time at Baylor, Austin has been a member of the Baylor University Theatre Student Society and the Golden Key Honor Society. Austin has appeared in several main-stage productions at Baylor University, including the recent productions of Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. Austin plans to graduate in May 2007 and move on to a professional career in acting. This paper was written for GTX 3341 with Dr. Roark.