Students who have selected an Individualized Studies or Liberal Studies concentration are required to complete a capstone experience in which they demonstrate fulfillment of the various outcomes of their concentration. For students who are completing an Individualized Studies concentration in Math/Science/Technology, ISM 499 is the second of a two-course sequence in which students fulfill the capstone experience requirement. In ISM 499, a ten-week, two-credit course, each student will complete the capstone project he or she proposed in the prerequisite course, ISM 498. A successful project will demonstrate that the student understands clearly his or her concentration, has mastered the content of the selected fields of study, and can synthesize and apply what he or she has learned. The student's proposal for this project, including the project's format, must have been approved by the instructor in ISM 498.
- ISM 498: Individualized Studies: Math/Science/Technology Capstone 1
- ENG 101: English Composition 1
- ENG 102: English Composition 2
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
The student who successfully completes this course will:
- Articulate in a project value statement how his or her project will demonstrate mastery of the concentration outcomes.
- Participate substantively in peer review of project work done by other students in the course.
- Complete a capstone experience project to be evaluated by the instructor that demonstrates the student's mastery of concentration outcomes.
General Education Outcomes (GEOs)
Course Activities and Grading
To determine the student's grade in ISM 499, the instructor will consider the following grading scheme:
Project Value Statement (Week 2)
Peer Review (Weeks 2 & 8)
Capstone Project (Final project due Week 10)
- Students should have an up-to-date reference guide for citation methods used in the discipline of their primary concentration area.
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