The capstone course is designed to facilitate students' synthesis of what they have learned in the program, through a directed project. Students will first work together in class to identify and refine projects or areas of research to complete. Capstone project presentations will be captured digitally for feedback from the larger community. Capstone projects may be done individually or in pairs. Projects will contribute to the students' websites; a portion of this class will include preparation of a website of material from the minor. Prerequisites: Completion of at least 15 credits within the minor, or completion of 12 credits and concurrent enrollment in one other DCIM course. Open only to declared DCIM minors.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Design a project individually or in pairs and follow the steps to completion, applying knowledge gained to a specific problem, question, or issue.
- Show proficiency in integrating what they have learned throughout the DCIM minor to a specific context rooted in their own major study area.
- Demonstrate the ability to successfully prioritize, organize, and carry out a project including a plan for completing the document.
- Adapt the knowledge and a project for a specific audience or audiences.
- Integrate knowledge of a major discipline with the skills and knowledge gained in the minor.