Electronic Theses & Dissertations (ETDs) (2011-)



This collection houses the Master's theses and Doctoral dissertations authored by CSUN's graduate students since 2011, when the first theses were submitted electronically as part of the CSUN ETDs mandate. The mandate, which took effect officially in the Spring 2012 semester, requires that all CSUN theses and dissertations be submitted to ScholarWorks. For digitized versions of print theses, please see the Legacy Open Access ETDs collection and the Legacy Partial Access ETDs collection (1957-2010).

Theses and Dissertations are also housed in each discipline's departmental communities.


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  • Nazarian, Sevana (California State University, Northridge, 2015-09-30)
    Apoptosis is a mode of programmed cell death where characteristic morphological changes occur in a controlled manner, thereby avoiding damage to surrounding cells or tissues. This method of cell death plays an important ...
  • Marrie, Dawne (California State University, Northridge, 2015-09-30)
    ABSTRACT COMMIT: IN LIGHT AND SHADOW By Dawne Marrie Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, with emphasis in Art and Special Education “No matter how fast you run, your shadow more than keeps up. Sometimes it’s ...
  • Tadaki, Shelley (California State University, Northridge, 2015-09-30)
    The career development needs of midlife midcareer individuals are not frequently addressed by organizations due to popular belief that the midlife crisis is caused by issues in one’s personal life and is left to the ...
  • Kitchen, Richard (California State University, Northridge, 2015-09-29)
    This research explored the effects of button position and screen layout of touch screens on a mobile device. Three dependent variables were measured: reaction time, errors, and perceived convenience. Thirty participants ...
  • Younesi, Shahab (California State University, Northridge, 2015-09-28)
    Skeletal muscle myofibers contain muscle stem cells called satellite cells that express the transcription factor PAX7, and regenerate muscle after acute injury. These skeletal muscle progenitor cells (SMPCs), or satellite ...