AS500 Capstone in Animal Studies I

Course Description

At the end of the program, students are required to complete a two-term faculty-supervised independent project in a specific area of interest. The first term of the Capstone project involves preparation of a project proposal and a literature review. Prerequisites: To qualify for the capstone, students must have completed at least 21 credits from core courses for the Animal Studies major, including Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Animal Studies. 3 credits

Course Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills in the development of the various parts of the student’s specific project.
  • Undertake a research project using the knowledge, skills, and abilities that students have acquired in the program and produce a completed research project.
  • Integrate and apply relevant facts, concepts, principles, and theories used when developing solutions to multifaceted, complex situations in animal policy and advocacy.

Course Topics

Topics covered in these courses will be dependent upon the scope of the students’ cumulative project; therefore topics will be determined by the student and Faculty Advisor.

Course Materials

Any text used will be determined by the student and Faculty Advisor.