UGLB

4710

Senior Capstone Research Seminar

Schools of Public Engagement: Global Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Senior Capstone Rsrch Seminar

Fall 2018

Taught By: Alexandra Delano

Section: A

CRN: 2133

Credits: 0 TO 4

All Global Studies majors must complete a final capstone project. The senior capstone is a major project that requires the best application of students’ analytical, writing, and research skills. To this end the course will help you clearly formulate your research design, plan the writing of your project/thesis, and allow you to learn from your colleagues. The course is heavily interactive—we will work primarily with materials provided by you, the students. Using secondary texts and your own work we will cover issues such as formulating a research problem, defining your concepts, situating yourself in the literature, finding, using and presenting data, and the writing process. The senior project may take slightly different forms for each person, but for all students must reflect the ability to synthesize complex information, present ideas clearly and creatively, situate your ideas in a larger context, and convincingly make an argument that is relevant to this field of inquiry. It is a scholarly endeavor that creatively reflects knowledge and experience obtained both inside and outside the classroom. This course serves as the capstone class and is offered in two formats: Students in Section A develop a research proposal for an individual project on a topic of their own choosing, which they will complete with the help of the Senior Capstone Writing Workshop in the Spring, and with the additional guidance of a faculty member in the program. Their work will be independently evaluated by a Thesis Advisor and Reader, who may nominate it for distinction. By the end of the Fall semester, students in Section A will produce a prospectus and be ready to start writing their independent thesis project. Students in Section B work together to complete an accelerated, collaborative project in the Fall on a predetermined theme, guided and evaluated by the faculty teaching the class. Students will produce independent projects that fit together like chapters in a book. Students receive a letter grade for this class.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Global Studies (UGLB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Practicum (U)

Max Enrollment: 16

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:06am 6/25/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/29/2018 - 12/12/2018

Senior Capstone Rsrch Seminar

Fall 2018

Taught By: Jonathan Bach

Section: B

CRN: 4675

Credits: 0 TO 4

All Global Studies majors must complete a final capstone project. The senior capstone is a major project that requires the best application of students’ analytical, writing, and research skills. To this end the course will help you clearly formulate your research design, plan the writing of your project/thesis, and allow you to learn from your colleagues. The course is heavily interactive—we will work primarily with materials provided by you, the students. Using secondary texts and your own work we will cover issues such as formulating a research problem, defining your concepts, situating yourself in the literature, finding, using and presenting data, and the writing process. The senior project may take slightly different forms for each person, but for all students must reflect the ability to synthesize complex information, present ideas clearly and creatively, situate your ideas in a larger context, and convincingly make an argument that is relevant to this field of inquiry. It is a scholarly endeavor that creatively reflects knowledge and experience obtained both inside and outside the classroom. This course serves as the capstone class and is offered in two formats: Students in Section A develop a research proposal for an individual project on a topic of their own choosing, which they will complete with the help of the Senior Capstone Writing Workshop in the Spring, and with the additional guidance of a faculty member in the program. Their work will be independently evaluated by a Thesis Advisor and Reader, who may nominate it for distinction. By the end of the Fall semester, students in Section A will produce a prospectus and be ready to start writing their independent thesis project. Students in Section B work together to complete an accelerated, collaborative project in the Fall on a predetermined theme, guided and evaluated by the faculty teaching the class. Students will produce independent projects that fit together like chapters in a book. Students receive a letter grade for this class.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Global Studies (UGLB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Practicum (U)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:06am 6/25/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/30/2018 - 12/13/2018