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LSM 499: Math/Science Capstone 2

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. For students who are completing a Liberal Studies concentration in Math/Science, LSM 499 is the second of a two-course sequence in which students fulfill the capstone experience requirement. In LSM 499, a ten-week, two-credit course, each student will complete the capstone project he or she proposed in the prerequisite course, LSM 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 LSM 498.

Prerequisite(s)

  • LSM 498, Math/Science Capstone 1
  • ENG 101: English Composition 1
  • ENG 102: English Composition 2

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

The student who successfully completes this course will:

  1. Articulate in a project value statement how his or her project will demonstrate mastery of the concentration outcomes.
  2. Participate substantively in peer review of project work done by other students in the course.
  3. 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

Assignments

Weight

Project Value Statement (Week 2)

10%

Peer Review (Weeks 2, 4, 8)

10%

Capstone Project (Final project due Week 10)

80%

Total

100%

Required Text(s):

  • 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

Assignments

1

1, 3
  • Review course syllabus, policies, and documents
  • Post introduction, course summary, and approved project proposal to discussion board
  • Begin project work

2

1, 2, 3
  • Post project value statement (300+ words) to discussion board
  • Respond to peers' project value statements in discussion board (required)
  • Continue project work
  • Engage in individual discussion with instructor about project (as needed)
  • Post questions to discussion board for peer response (optional)

3

1, 3
  • Continue project work
  • Engage in individual discussion with instructor about project (as needed)
  • Post questions to discussion board for peer response (optional)

4

1, 2, 3
  • Post progress report to discussion board
  • Respond to peers' progress reports in discussion board (required)
  • Continue project work
  • Engage in individual discussion with instructor about project (as needed)
  • Post questions to discussion board for peer response (optional)

5

1, 3
  • Continue project work
  • Engage in individual discussion with instructor about project (as needed)
  • Post questions to discussion board for peer response (optional)

6

1, 3
  • Submit Project Draft 1 to instructor
  • Continue project work
  • Engage in individual discussion with instructor about project (as needed)
  • Post questions to discussion board for peer response (optional)

7

1, 3
  • Continue project work
  • Engage in individual discussion with instructor about project (as needed)
  • Post questions to discussion board for peer response (optional)

8

1, 2, 3
  • Submit Project Draft 2 to discussion board
  • Review peers' projects in discussion board (required)
  • Engage in individual discussion with instructor about project (as needed)
  • Post questions to discussion board for peer response (optional)

9

1, 3
  • Submit Project Draft 3 to instructor
  • Continue project work
  • Engage in individual discussion with instructor about project (as needed)
  • Post questions to discussion board for peer response (optional)

10

1, 3
  • Submit final project to instructor for grading
  • Post successes, challenges, and recommendations in discussion forum (required)
  • Complete Course Evaluation Form

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