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Individualized Studies: Math/Science/Technology

ISM 498 - Math/Science/Technology Capstone 1 (1 credits)

This is the capstone course for students who have an Individualized Studies concentration with a focus in an area of Math, Science, or Technology and one other subject area. It should be taken in the student's last semester. The student must be within their last 9 credits (3 credits of which are the Capstone course) of their concentration prior to enrolling in this course. The goal of the Capstone Course is for students to integrate the knowledge gained in the Individualized Studies courses. For students who are completing an Individualized Studies concentration in Math/Science/Technology, ISM 498 is the first of a two-course sequence in which students fulfill the capstone experience requirement. In ISM 498, a five-week, one-credit course, each student will develop a proposal for his or her capstone experience project. The project being proposed 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. In ISM 499, a ten-week, two-credit course, each student will complete his or her project as proposed in ISM 498. Entrance into ISM 499, Math/Science/Technology Capstone 2, requires successful completion of ISM 498. The capstone course must be taken at Charter Oak State College. Prerequisite(s): ENG 101, ENG 102.

ISM 499 - Math/Science/Technology Capstone 2 (2 credits)

This is the capstone course for students who have an Individualized Studies concentration with a focus in an area of Math, Science, or Technology and one other subject area. It should be taken in the student's last semester. The student can have no more than 6 credits remaining in their concentration to complete in their degree program prior to enrolling in this course. The goal of the Capstone Course is for students to integrate the knowledge gained in the Individualized Studies courses. 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.The capstone course must be taken at Charter Oak State College. Prerequisite(s): ENG 101, ENG 102, ISM 498.


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