Capstone Proposal (3 hours at the 400-level)

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The Capstone Experience, completed near the end of baccalaureate studies, integrates liberal learning with specialized knowledge. Each Capstone emphasizes sharing of ideas, synthesis, and critical, informed reflection as significant precursors to action, and each includes student initiative in defining and investigating problems or projects.

Capstones may be completed in or outside students' majors; in some departments, the Capstone Experience may be a requirement of the major. All Capstones presume a significant scholarly background of specialized study in a major as well as in liberal education course work. In other words, a Capstone does more than culminate years of baccalaureate study: it culminates a student's liberal education.

A course being used to fulfill the Liberal Education Capstone requirement cannot be used simultaneously for any foundation, thematic sequence, advanced writing, or intercultural perspectives requirements. It can be used in the experiential learning requirement.

Faculty who wish to apply for the Senior Capstone designation can use the following checklist to prepare their course for the CIM system:

  1. Include specific information in CIM about how the course will meet the 2 GMP Learning Outcomes (Competencies) for Written Communication and Critical Thinking.
  1. Provide a clear overview of the student-initiated project that will encourage students to integrate knowledge gained throughout their undergraduate experience.
  1. Upload the course syllabus, which includes:
    • A description of the course, course goals, and a statement explaining how the course meets the Senior Capstone requirement. A short student-centered explanation of how the major student learning outcomes of Written Communication and Critical Thinking will be met also is encouraged.

When you are ready to submit for approval, you must use the Curriculum Management Forms for courses or programs on the Registrar's website. If you have questions about the CIM system, please contact Shelly Jarrett Bromberg,

How to use CIM

Propose a Course in CIM