IB Extended Essays by Titles 1995-96 to 2005-06

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2005 – 06

Sl.No.

Title

1

Lewis Carroll’s Parody of Victorian Society in ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’

2

USSR Expansionism in Cuba, Angola and Afghanistan

3

To what extent did Israel’s overwhelming victory in the Six Day War of 1967 prove to be an impediment rather than an inducement to peace with its Arab neighbours?

4

To what extent was Hitler’s and the Nazis’ propaganda on anti-Semitism and Fascism, targeted towards the youth of Germany

5

Chance in The Music of Chance and Moon Palace

6

“The deterioration of language as a theme in Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake The Handmaid’s Tale.”

7

The Nature and Moral Influence of the ‘Second Self’ in Demian and The Picture of Dorian Gray

8

The Effect of Stories and Storytelling on the Mother-Daughter Relationships in Amy Tan’s Novels

9

How and to what extent did American involvement in the Yom Kippur War of 1973 result in the emergence of Muslim radicalism?

10

Effects of Rainwater Harvesting on groundwater levels in the south districts of New Delhi

11

The End of the Cold War

12

The Effects of the Past on the Present in Sam Shepard’s “Buried Child”

13

The Metamorphosis of Mephistopheles: The Comparison of the devil character in Christopher Marlowe’s Dr. Faustus and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Faust -part one

14

What is the significance of the demolition of the Babri Masjid and its immediate after-effects in the worsening of Hindu-Muslim communalism in India throughout the 1990’s?

15

To what extent was the Treaty of Versailles not primarily responsible for Hitler’s emergence?

16

The short and long-run opportunity cost of child labor to families and society in Bangladesh

17

In what ways does Dan Brown make his fictional book “The Da Vinci Code” into a perceived non-fiction source?

18

“Abandon Every Hope, Who Enter Here” An Investigation into the Epochs of Sartre and Dante

19

Partition, the Kashmir Conflict, and the Legacy of the British

20

What is the role of women in the two dystopian novels, The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood and We by Yevgeny Zamyatin, and how do the women respond to the repressions placed against them by the regimes in power?

21

The Extent to Which Major Italian Industrials Were Responsible for the Rise and Rule of Benito Mussolini

 

2004 – 05

Sl.No.

Title

1

Given the nature of United States and Soviet Union relations prior to 1980, was the United States’ Boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympics an appropriate action?

2

How and to what extent did Jaharwal Nehru’s friendship with John F. Kennedy affect India’s policy of non-alignment?

3

Ensayo Extendido En los cuentos de Ana Maria Mature, cuál importanica de la niòez  para cada individuo?

4

Lampiã O Rei do Cangaco

5

What were the events that lead to Nazis’ devastating decision against the Jews?

6

What is it about Che Guevara that made him become such a popular icon in the last sixties, as well as today

7

The use of animal symbols to develop the allergy of the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

8

The importance of the relationships between an infant and its care giver, and how this relationship will permanently affect the infant’s adolescence and adulthood

9

Does the will to believe provide adequate safeguards to prevent the deterioration of religious belief?

10

To what extent did the introduction of CNG affect the emission level of pollutants in New Delhi?

11

The Dropping of the Atomic Bomb: An Act of Racism?

12

How music changed after the arrival of punk in 1968.

13

How convincing is Plato’s Theory of the Existence of an Absolute Beauty?

14

“Role-Reversal and Foreshadowing in None to Accompany Me”

15

Influences on Anne Rice’s Works from Goethe, Keats and Blake

16

Has the entry of Coca-cola been beneficial for the India Economy?

17

How does Arthur Miller use the fictional relationship between Abigail and Proctor in The Crucible to create a valid social commentary of the McCarthy era?

18

An investigation of the effectiveness of soft drink water treatment plants in removing pesticides

19

How do Virginia Wolf, through Orlando, and Kate Chopin, with The Awakening, stretch the boundaries that society places around women?

20

The Effects of Microsoft Monopoly

21

Did government controls on the Indian Textile Industry’s growth from 1947 to 1980?

22

Victorian Wonderland: An essay on Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

23

The Plunge of the $Dollar$

24

What has FDI done to India’s Automobile Industry? Is there reason to say it was a good decision by the government?

2003 – 04

Sl.No.

Title

1

The effect of caffeine on the heart rate of Daphnia Magna

2

What was the primary long term effect of the Emergency on the freedom of the press in India?

3

Persecution of Japanese-Americans: Internment; Military necessity? Racial Prejudice?

4

The Changes in Advertising in India: How has Indian Advertisement changed visually since the reopening of the market during the later 1980s?

5

Investigating how tyrosinase activity promotes ripening in Mushrooms, Agaricus Bisporus, as effected by incense and temperature.

6

How has Tibet effectively been changing the method of their resistance against China since 1950?

7

Die Entstehung eines Bildnis und Selbstbildnis

8

Economic trade sanctions against Cuba are irrational

9

Women during the Restoration Period

10

Slaughter at Montsegur; The Crusade against the Cathars

11

The Manhattan Project: How did the US’s decision to use the first atomic bomb change the world?

12

Is Monetary Policy still an effective Macroeconomic Tool given the current state of the United State’s economy?

13

The Effects of Foreign Direct Investment on India’s Power Sector

14

Was US Intervention in Latin America hypocritical of American Values

15

Should the United States allow developing nations to override American drug-company patents?

16

Comparative study of the advantages and disadvantages of Oncology and alternative forms of treatment of Cancer

17

Rwanda: Was the genocide of 1994, exclusively a direct result of Habyarimana’s assassination?

18

To what extent is the children’s tale “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” a parable on Populism in the United States

19

The effects of Media Images on the political Persona: How Ronald Reagan changed political campaigning

20

The Impact of British Colonialism on Female Infanticide in Nineenth Century India

21

Are the attempts to counter the growing problem of software piracy in India effective and if not, what potential solutions can be undertaken?

22

Is the provision of sanitation facilities (connection to a sewer or septic tank system, a pour-flush latrine and proper disposable of human excreta) a good indicator of development?

23

A comparison of the methods used to portray an authoritarian society in No Exit by Jean Paul Sartre and Nineteen Eighty Four by George Orwell

 

2002 – 03

Sl.No.

Title

1

To what extent did the Emergency affect Indian democracy

2

The causes and aftermath of caste wars in Bihar

3

Comparison of Indian and Western advertisement and how Indian advertisement has changed due to Western Influence

4

What psychological and physical factors may have led Hitler to his actions?

5

The ripening of fruits as carried out by the enzyme tyrosinase and pectidase.  This investigation will be extended to the function of these enzymes and the effect of temperature on it.

6

To what extent is colonisation of the Middle East (Israel & Palestine) responsible for the current conflict between them

7

The effect of Caffeine on living organisms may be studied by observing the effects of Caffeine on the heart of daphnias

8

Since the Indian Independence, to what extent has the position of women changed?

9

Historically, how did trade embargos effect relationships between countries?

10

How did culture effect countries policies during the Cold War and how did the Cold War effect countries culture

11

How has the role of women changed and how is this shown through Ibsen

12

How was the Massacre of the Cathars the first evidence of the corruption of the Catholic Church and how did it set the premise for further revolutions/revolts against the church?

13

To what extent did technological development further the conflict between the USSR and USA in the years 1950-1960

14

Given the current state of the United State’s economy, is monetary policy still an effective macroeconomic tool?

15

How has Coca-Cola affected India’s development

16

Can developing nations implement measures that would allow them to close the digital divide

17

Since its birth as a nation, how has U.S. foreign policy been based on fear rather than facts

18

See the effect of varying level of acid precipitation on the growth of different plant species by measuring the organic mass, height and number and condition of leaves at different stages

19

What are the economic and humanitarian advantages and disadvantages of the Bush administration’s plans to allow developing nations to override American drug-company patents for lifesaving drugs?

20

Comparison of the benefits of both oncology and alternative treatment of cancer

21

What possible explanation could be provided for UN failure to intervene in the Rwandan Genocide?

22

The Role of United Nations during the Korean War

23

How has India kept its diversity within its borders for so long

 

2001 – 02

Sl.No.

Title

1

What is the Allegory of Antoine St. Exupery’s The Little Prince, and Examine the Parallel of Human Philosophy Shared with the Poetry of Romanticist John Keats.

2

What technological advancements were involved in the creation of   the first atomic bomb and what impact did this have on WWII and the world?

3

The Destruction of Napster and the Growth of the Digital Music Industry.

4

The Effect of Copper on the Cilia of the Edible Mussel Mytilus Edulis.

5

In what ways does the approach of T.S. Eliot and Madison Cawein to their poems ‘The Waste Land’ and ‘Waste Land’, respectively, differ based on their treatment of the legend of the Fisher King?

6

EURO: The reasons/theories for the change in market behavior in the Netherlands and France in regards to the introduction of the Euro.

7

Comparing the environmental impacts of a developed and an undeveloped pig farm.

8

The “New Economy” as seen through Amazon.com – It has risen and fallen, will it rise again?  What are the effects that Amazon.com, and the new economy, will have on the global economy, and vice versa?

9

To What Extent Did College Campuses Influence the Anti-War Movement During the Vietnam War?

10

To what extent do the characters, style and themes aid in making R.K. Narayan’s novels relevant to Indian Society?

11

The Syrian occupation of Lebanon since the Lebanese Civil War of 1975
   

12

To what extent have the working conditions changed for African American women over a century? (1890-1990)

13

Is India’s goal of Integration in the International Fashion Industry a Threat to Indian Culture?

14

Would a Pre-manufactured Hydraulic Wall be more Capable to Withstand the Pressure of Floodwaters in a High-density Area than Temporary Flood Barriers?

15

India & the United States Nuclear Friendship?

16

The Influence of Flannery O’Connor’s Personal Life in Her Works

17

To What Extent Did Psychology Contribute to The Victory of Vietcong During Vietnam War?

18

What were the foundations of the 1990s Balkan conflict that were cemented into place during World War II and was the conflict really inevitable?

19

To what extent was Anne Boleyn responsible for the reformation of the church in English during the reign of Henry VIII?

 

2000 – 01

Sl.No.

Title

1

Berlin Wall: What made 1961 the crucial year?

2

An Analysis of the 1984 Sikh’s Holocaust

3

Which factors have positively influenced the outbreak of the plague    in India in 1994 and how can another outbreak be prevented?

4

Epiphany and Biblical Allusion in the Short Fiction of Flannery O’Connor

5

How was the Apartheid State in South Africa Created?

6

What is the Nature of the Competition Between the Coke and Pepsi Brands in the Liberalized Indian Market?

7

Military Intelligence in the Cuban Missile Crisis: To what extent did information from the military intelligence influence the position taken by the United States during the Cuban Missile Crisis?

8

The Struggle between Good and Evil in Cormac McCarthy’s Outer Dark.

9

“The Indolent Awadhi”: Evaluating the Singular Reign of Wajid Ali Shah in the Context of Colonial and Post-Colonial Attitudes Towards Art, War, and Sex.

10

Testing Fountain Milk in India for Dilution and Addition of Calcium Compounds

11

The Duality Inherent in the Revision of Myth.

12

Sabotage in Norway during World War II – the policies and their development

13

How does Meira Chand explore the cultural as well as universal dilemmas of her protagonists in the two novels, The Gossamer Fly and House of the Sun? In addition, why does she write about them in fiction?

14

Testing for the Presence of Toxic Metals in Holi Powders.

15

What factors allowed Fidel Castro to come to power in Cuba?

16

Why did the last major German offensive “Wacht am Rhein”, in   WW2, fail and what kind of impact did it have on the last months of the war?

17

How was the Impact of World War II on the Music Industry Responsible for the Birth of Bebop?

18

How Effective are the Drinking Water Treatment Plants in New Delhi in Removing Sulfates, Nitrates, Heavy Metals, and Solids?

19

The Genetic and Environmental Associations of the Neuropathological Basis of Dementia of the Alzheimer’s Type.

20

Why did the Inhabitants of Canudos, facing the large armed forces of the Republic of Brazil, never surrender?

21

The Disintegration of Love and the Formation of Love Prohibited by Society in The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy and Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich.

22

The Effect of Decreased Luminosity of Light due to Pollution and Smog in the Natural Environment on Mustard and Gram Plant Growth.

23

A Brief Comparison of the Industrial and Information Revolutions and the Winners and Losers of Selected Categories in the Information Revolution.

25

How far can the emergence of Muslim separatism in Indian politics   in the years 1905 through 1909 be attributed to deliberate British actions?

 

1999 – 2000

Sl.No.

Title

1

Determining variation among different varieties of Oryza sativa L. seeds on the basis of their morphological, biochemical and     molecular properties.

2

The Determining Factors for the Onset of Kaposi’s sarcoma.

3

The Causes of Operation Bluestar.

4

What were the reasons for and effects of the hasty and poor      planning of the Stauffenberg plot on the 20th of July 1944?

5

How does the motif of isolation of characters affect the motif of forbidden relationships in Arundhati Roy’s novel ‘The God of Small Things?

6

The “Different Voice”: Criticism Reconsidered.

7

Where Does the Satire in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice come from and does it reveal Jane Austen’s opinion about society?

8

A study of the human dental enamel.  The effects of different drinks and the dental health implications due to them.

9

The Result of Past and Present Human Impact Leading to a Change in the Composition of Species Diversity of Plant Species in the Delhi Central Ridge Forest.

10

What was the Impact of Guerrilla Warfare on US Troops during the Vietnam War?

11

A Comparison of the Use of Sensory Imagery in Selected Poetry of John Keats and Ghalib.

12

Studies on the effect of copper sulphate on the growth of wheat seedlings.

13

How and Why did the US lose the Vietnam War?

14

Why did the Nixon Administration’s Vietnamization Program Fail?

15

Martin Luther King Jr.: The Development of his Philosophy of Nonviolent Civil Disobedience.

16

John Keats and the restraint in his love poetry.

17

Was Sanjay Gandhi Responsible for the Defeat of the Congress     Party in the 1977 Indian Elections?

 

1998 – 99

Sl.No.

Title

1

Manifestation and personification of evil in The Screwtape Letters  and Perelandra by C.S. Lewis.

2

The Validity of the Link between Homocysteine and Cardiovascular Disease.

3

Examination of the viewpoints of Korean, Japanese and American historians on the recruitment, establishment and management of Korean comfort women and comfort stations during the Pacific War.

4

The conduct of World War I, as highlighted by the battles of the Somme and Verdun, and reasons why the generals did not use alternative tactics.

5

An Investigation into the biology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis including the aspects of multi drug resistance, prevalence and public health in India.

6

Characteristics in the vectors of two Aedes’ species that may have influenced the outbreak of a Dengue Fever/Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever epidemic in Delhi, 1996.

7

An Analysis of the Economic, Political, and Social Factors that led to the Separation of Singapore from Malaysia in 1965.

8

Why Mussolini entered World War II on the Axis side.
   

9

What were the effects of alcohol on the economy of the Soviet Union?

10

A Comparison of the Use of the Motif of Isolation to Explore Self-Realization in Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Kafka’s The Metamorphosis.

11

Gandhi’s Role in the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre.

12

Death of a Community: The Jews of Calcutta.

13

Postmortem of a Tragedy: An Assessment of the Short-term Causes of the 1947 Partition of India.

14

How do Ruskin Bond’s A Room on the Roof and Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles use the motifs of nature, tradition and money to direct criticism at the effect of modern society on a profound sense of identity?

15

The Analysis of Two Production Systems.

16

How Corruption has affected the Indian economy, and a case study    of the Sukh Ram telecommunications scandal.

 

1997 – 98

Sl.No.

Title

1

More than Just Fairy Tales: The Meaning and Literary Merit of C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia.

2

Reflection in the play Our Town by Thornton Wilder.

3

How can Mussolini’s Reclamation of the Pontine Marshes be evaluated in the light of its specific goals and of the more general political objectives of the Fascist Regime?

4

How Social, Economic and Political Situations in Singapore Caused Tensions that Lead to the Outbreak of the Racial Riots on July 21, 1964.

5

A Comparison of Sorting Algorithms Under Varying Conditions.

6

The Influence of Hypnosis on the Mind.

7

What are the causes of the Libya-U.S. conflicts which have taken place between 1980 and 1986.

8

Gandhi, his Critics, and their Reasons for Opposing him.

9

Is the level of CO in Delhi’s air a health Risk?

10

Children Living and Working on the Streets of India: What Components of the Socialization Process into the Lifestyle of an Indian Street Child can be Identified and Addressed?

11

An examination of the views of the Bolshevik and Menshevik parties  on Marxism and party structure in the period leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1917.

12

Differences in Economic Development of India and Israel.

13

The Muscle Game.

 

1996 – 97

Sl.No.

Title

1

An investigation of soil erosion in the Himalayan mountain system.

2

The Effects of Price Controls and Intellectual Property Rights on the Indian Pharmaceutical Industry.

3

Determination of Avogadro’s Number.

4

To What Extent Did the Building of the Suez Canal Lead to the Growth of Foreign Imperialism in Egypt?

5

A Study into the Effectiveness of Delhi’s Water System in Controlling Coliform Bacteria Pollution.

6

Efficacy of Diagnosis and Treatment of the Strep Throat Infection by Allopathic and Ayurvedic Practitioners in New Delhi, India.

7

An Examination of the Relative Importance of Social, Economic, and Political Forces Between 1947 and 1971 in the Emergence of Bangladesh.

8

The Importance of Education, Contraception and Economic Participation in the Increased Independence of Women in Southern England in the Twentieth Century.

9

English Literature: Translation Theory.

10

The Effect of Ultraviolet Radiation on Lemnaceae.

11

Was There Any Direct Trade between Rome and India in the Red    Sea during the first half of the Pax Romana.

12

Gandhi’s View on Ahimsa (nonviolence) and its impact on the Salt March of 1930.

13

The Philosophical Basis for Non-violent Civil Disobedience.

14

Depression and Mental Illness in the United States, and the Role of Prozac and other Antidepressants in its Alleviation.

15

Analysis of two small mammal (Funambulus palmarum and Mus booduga) populations in two different habitats in Northern India.

16

How successful is New Delhi as a tourist destination in a developing country?

 

1995 – 96

Sl.No.

Title

1

Will Fuzzy Logic promote the development of Artificial Intelligence?

2

Preventing HIV/AIDS in India: Social and Cultural Constraints.

3

The Development of the Role of College Education in the Lives of Indian Women: A Study in Retrospect.

4

Cool Products in a Hot Market Whirlpool Corporation: Analysis of an Organizational Method Used to Enter a Developing Market.

5

The Concerns Leading upto the Testing of an Indigenous Nuclear Weapons Device in India and its Immediate Implications.

6

Do dreams have meaning? A Comparison of Freud and Jung’s Conclusions.

7

The Economic effects of the Indian National Telecom Policy on the government, the retailers, and the consumers of India.

8

The Reactions and Influence of the German Emperor Wilhelm II on the Outbreak of World War I.

9

The history and calculations of Pi.

10

A systems Approach to the Water Pollution in the Yamuna River through Delhi, India.

11

The Primitive Tribes of the Andaman Islands.

12

Is Depression a Disease which Strikes all Cultures?  If so, to What Extent and in What Ways Does it Manifest Itself?

13

The Role of the Chinese Attack on Tibetan Buddhism in the March 1959 Lhasa Uprising.

 

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