About the Senior Capstone
In their final semester, all liberal studies students are expected to complete a 4-credit, topic-based capstone course in which they complete a culminating project that integrates their learning from previous coursework.
Time/Date: Fall 2018
This capstone section provides an opportunity for liberal studies major to draw upon their learning and lived experience to develop an integrated exploration in the area(s) of their choice. Project will culminate in a research paper or a creative project with accompanying contextual essay. All students will present their final research/project on the last day of class.
Time/Date: Fall 2018
To prepare for this Capstone, students are provided background on the ways social scientific methods are used by researchers, policy makers, and practitioners in understanding how the complex set of factors —- environmental, religion, sustainable development, diseases, political and civil rights, economic and social rights —— work and influence the well-being of individuals and groups.
Throughout the semester, students will evaluate the relevance of their topics, not only in terms of their majors, but in relations to socioeconomic and political issues of today and the future. Lastly, students will use the acquired research skills to design their research, evaluate relevant literature, collect and analyze data, draw inferences, reach conclusions, and present their findings.
Fall 2018 Capstone Areas
Mon. Communication - Alysa Hantgan
Tues. Liberal Studies/Comm – Michael Garber
Wed. Liberal Studies – Owen Borda
Thurs. Liberal Studies – George Keteku
Sat. Legal Studies – Colleen Duffy
One-semester project that involves empirical research, library investigation, or an on or off-campus applied learning experience. Regardless of the format, the project will culminate in a significant paper. Course sections are overseen by faculty within each concentration to foster integration of prior coursework, and should be selected in consultation with academic advisors. Required for all liberal studies students.
HYBRID designation for capstones indicates that the courses have group meetings together and then one-on-one, individual meetings with instructors during remaining weeks.
Prerequisite: Students must be receive a C- or higher in college writing in order to enroll in the capstone in their senior year. PINs are NOT necessary for F18 enrollments.
Please note: If you are double-majoring in another degree program in which a senior project is available, you must complete that senior project rather than enroll in a senior capstone course.