ISS 497: General Education Capstone

Course Description

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. Each student will complete a capstone project. 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.

Prerequisites

  • ENG 101: English Composition 1
  • ENG 102: English Composition 2

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

The student who successfully completes this course will:

  1. Create a project proposal that will demonstrate how the student will present evidence of the mastery of the concentration outcomes in their capstone project.
  2. Provide evidence of content mastery in the subject area in the concentration.
  3. Participate substantively in peer review of project work done by other students in the course.
  4. Complete a capstone experience project to be evaluated by the instructor that demonstrates the student's mastery of concentration outcomes.

General Education Outcomes (GEOs)

Please check the applicable GEOs for this course, if any, by outcomes at GEO Category Search, or by subject area at GEO Discipline Search.

Course Activities and Grading

To determine the student's grade in ISS 499, the instructor will consider the following grading scheme:

AssignmentsWeight

Discussions and Peer Reviews

10%

Capstone Project Topic (Week 1)

5%

Capstone Proposal Draft (Week 2)

10%

Capstone Proposal Final Draft (Week 3)

15%

Capstone Project Draft 1 (Week 5)

10%

Capstone Project Draft 2 (Week 6)

15%

Final Capstone Project (Week 8)

35%

Total

100%

Required Text

  • None

Recommended Resources

  • Students should have an up-to-date reference guide for citation methods used in the discipline of their primary concentration area.

Course Schedule

Week

SLOs

Readings and Exercises

Assignments

1

1,2,4

Topic: Course Introduction and Captone Project Topic

Review:

  • Review course syllabus
  • Review the course policies
  • Review learning outcomes of the concentration

 

  • Review course materials
  • Participate in discussions (Introductions)
  • Submit Capstone Project Topic

2

1,2,4

Topic: Capstone Proposal Draft

  • Participate in discussions
  • Submit Capstone Proposal Draft

3

1,2,3,4

Topic: Capstone Proposal Final Draft

  • Participate in discussions
  • Respond to peers' capstone proposals in discussion board
  • Submit Capstone Proposal Final Draft

4

2,4

Topic: Progress Report

  • Participate in discussions (Progress Report)
  • Continue working on project

5

2,3,4

Topic: Project Draft 1

  • Participate in discussions
  • Respond to peers' capstone draft in discussion board
  • Submit Project Draft 1

6

2,3,4

Topic: Project Draft 2

  • Participate in discussions
  • Respond to peers' capstone draft in discussion board
  • Submit Project Draft 2

7

2,4

Topic: Capstone Project Work Continues

  • Continue working on project

8

2,4

Topic: Capstone Project Final Draft

  • Participate in discussions
  • Submit Capstone Project Final Draft
  • Complete Course Evaluation

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.