In this capstone contract course, students demonstrate fulfillment of the various outcomes of their concentration courses. Each student will complete the capstone project to demonstrate that the student understands clearly his or her concentration, has mastered the content of the selected field(s) of study, and can synthesize and apply what he or she has learned. The capstone project may take one of several formats: a research paper, scholarly essay, portfolio, presentation of creative work, business plan, case study, or any other mode appropriate to the student’s interest and experience. A minimum grade of “C” must be earned to meet the requirements of the concentration. (3 credits)
The English concentration provides a broad understanding of literature and cultivates skills in critical and creative writing. Students may choose one of two options within the English concentration: Literature or Creative Writing.
- Students must have completed most of their concentration courses and take this course in their last semester. Academic Counselor approval is required to register.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Students who graduate with a concentration in English with a focus in Literature, will be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of literary history and traditions in British, America, and world literature;
- explain the foundational elements of literary analysis, such as plot, setting, character, point of view, theme, and cultural expectations;
- understand traditional literary genres such as poetry, drama, fiction, and prose essays;
- demonstrate and understanding of literary criticism.
Students who graduate with a concentration in English with a focus in Creative Writing, will be able to:
- identify and demonstrate knowledge of various techniques of creative writing;
- produce creative stores, poems, plays, or essays in the form, style, grammar, length, and writing level appropriate for the literary context.
Course Activities and Grading
3 Assignments @ 10 points each (Weeks 2, 4 & 6)
Capstone Project (Final project) (Week 8)
- There are no required textbooks to purchase, however, students may find it helpful to refer to materials from previous courses.
COSC Accessibility Statement
Charter Oak State College encourages students with disabilities, including non-visible disabilities such as chronic diseases, learning disabilities, head injury, attention deficit/hyperactive disorder, or psychiatric disabilities, to discuss appropriate accommodations with the Office of Accessibility Services at OAS@charteroak.edu.
COSC Policies, Course Policies, Academic Support Services and Resources
Students are responsible for knowing all Charter Oak State College (COSC) institutional policies, course-specific policies, procedures, and available academic support services and resources. Please see COSC Policies for COSC institutional policies, and see also specific policies related to this course. See COSC Resources for information regarding available academic support services and resources.