To prepare students to be engaged citizens who are able to apply their learning in a specific disciplines to the larger community through work and/or service, each major requires a capstone experience (or in the case of interdisciplinary capstones, in conjunction with other departments) that allows students to demonstrate their abilities as apprentice practitioners in their chosen fields of study.
Since the capstone experience may vary widely by major, the specific learning objectives for the experience are determined by faculty in the discipline in which the student is majoring. Students share their work with an audience appropriate to the project as determined by the faculty of that department. Senior research projects, senior seminars, and senior exhibitions or performances are examples of past capstone experiences.
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