Capstone I: Discovery and Design

In this collaborative learning environment, students explore personal and intellectual connections to what really matters in their lives and work as citizens, artists, parents, social innovators, and reflective scholars. They read and write autoethnographies, weaving their own experiences, ideas, social locations, and authentic purpose with broader social, historical, political, artistic, and cultural contexts. Assignments are designed to develop and refine creative and critical writing abilities. Along the way, we engage in contemplative practices and experiential activities that may lead to unexpected connections and hybrid forms of expression such as visual essays and photojournalism. Students leave the course with a thesis design proposal, including a preliminary literature review. Prerequisite: COR115.
Course Number: INTD380
Units: 3.0