Sample Capstones


Owen Borda
Time/Date:                Spring 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.

George Keteku
Time/Date:                 Spring 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.

Carina Vocisano
Time/Date:                Spring 2018

This capstone helps students integrate their prior coursework  from a psychological perspective. Psychological theory and research will be used to create projects that include a psychological analysis of their desired topic.