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The Senior Capstone experience allows students to explore substantive areas of scholarship and creative works within their major. Students are given the opportunity to create knowledge within the context of the ideas, perspectives, and research of others in the discipline. The Capstone further provides students the opportunity to integrate and compare knowledge gained from their major with that which was learned in the domain area and core courses of the Liberal Studies Program. In this culminating experience, students create, under the mentorship of a faculty member, a final project of their own design.

Learning Outcomes

​Students will be able to:

  • ​Apply one or more theories or concepts from courses within their major to an analysis of a particular issue relevant to the major.
  • Identify an idea, method, or concept from a discipline outside their major field of study and be able to apply it within the context of their major field of study.
  • Examine how their previous coursework, including Liberal Studies courses, has contributed to their intellectual development and/or their post-graduation plans.

Courses

Below please find examples of courses previously offered for Capstone credit. For information on current offerings, please consult Campus Connect.

Course Title Quarter Hours
African and Black Diaspora Studies
ABD 391CAPSTONE4
American Studies
AMS 301SENIOR SEMINAR4
Animation
ANI 395ANIMATION PROJECT II4
Anthropology
ANT 396SENIOR CAPSTONE SEMINAR4
Art, Media, and Design
ART 392SENIOR STUDIO SEMINAR4
ART 393SENIOR PROJECT STUDIO4
Biology
BIO 395BIOLOGY CAPSTONE SEMINAR4
Business
ICS 392SENIOR SEMINAR4
Chemistry
CHE 330SENIOR CAPSTONE IN THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES4
Communication Studies
CMN 396CAPSTONE IN COMMUNICATION4
Computer Games Development
GAM 395GAME DEVELOPMENT PROJECT II4
Computer Science
CSC 394SOFTWARE PROJECTS4
Criminology
CRIM 395CAPSTONE IN CRIMINOLOGY4
Cyber-Physical Systems Engineering
CSE 394CYBER-PHYSICAL SYSTEMS ENGINEERING PRACTICUM II4
Data Science
DSC 394DATA SCIENCE PROJECT4
Economics
ECO 395CAPSTONE SEMINAR IN ECONOMICS4
Education
ECE 387CAPSTONE SEMINAR IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION2
PE 387CAPSTONE SEMINAR IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION & EXERCISE SCIENCE2
SEC 384CAPSTONE IN SECONDARY EDUCATION4
SEC 387CAPSTONE SEMINAR IN SECONDARY EDUCATION2
TCH 390CAPSTONE: INTEGRATING EDUCATION & DISCIPLINARY FOUNDATIONS4
English
ENG 390SENIOR CAPSTONE SEMINAR4
Environmental Science
ENV 350ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND STUDIES CAPSTONE4
Film and Television Production
FILM 398DIGITAL CINEMA CAPSTONE (FORMERLY DC 398)4
Geography
GEO 300GEOGRAPHICAL INQUIRY4
Graphic Design
GD 395CAPSTONE PROJECT II4
History
HST 390CAPSTONE IN HISTORICAL RESEARCH AND WRITING4
History of Art and Architecture
HAA 390SENIOR CAPSTONE4
Information Assurance and Security Engineering Program
CNS 395INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY ENGINEERING II4
Information Systems
IS 376INFORMATION SYSTEMS PROJECT4
International Studies
INT 301SENIOR SEMINAR4
Journalism
JOUR 396JOURNALISM CAPSTONE4
Latin American and Latino Studies
LST 390SENIOR SEMINAR4
Mathematics
MAT 398SENIOR CAPSTONE SEMINAR4
Modern Languages
MOL 396CAPSTONE: LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND CULTURE4
Neuroscience
NEU 390NEUROSCIENCE CAPSTONE4
Nursing
NSG 380UNDERGRADUATE NURSING SYNTHESIS4
Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies
PAX 350CAPSTONE IN PEACE, JUSTICE & CONFLICT STUDIES4
Philosophy
PHL 391SENIOR CAPSTONE SEMINAR4
Physics
PHY 330SENIOR CAPSTONE PHYSICAL SCIENCE4
Political Science
PSC 390CAPSTONE SEMINAR4
Psychology
PSY 361HISTORY AND SYSTEMS OF PSYCHOLOGY4
PSY 389PSYCHOLOGY SENIOR SEMINAR4
Public Policy Studies
PPS 393CAPSTONE: GENTRIFICATION4
PPS 394CAPSTONE: GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE4
Public Relations and Advertising
PRAD 396CAPSTONE IN PUBLIC RELATIONS AND ADVERTISING4
Religious Studies
REL 390INTEGRATING SEMINAR4
Sociology
SOC 395CAPSTONE IN SOCIOLOGY4
Software Engineering
SE 392SOFTWARE ENGINEERING STUDIO II4
Telecommunications
TDC 376NETWORK PROJECT4
Women's and Gender Studies
WGS 395WOMEN'S STUDIES ADVANCED SEMINAR4
Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse
WRD 390RHETORIC AND PUBLIC WRITING4