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GLS499 Seminar and Portfolio Project

Lead Faculty: Dr. Lorna L. Zukas

Course Description

(Capstone course. To be taken as the final course in the major.) Students complete a final portfolio including one original research paper, another essay integrating central concerns of the program, and several papers representing students' best coursework. The portfolio is posted on a website of the student's design. Ideally taken as final course in the major. Grading is S or U only.

Learning Outcomes

  • Create a cumulative and integrative portfolio project that the student finds personally satisfying.
  • Assess her or his learning in the program.
  • Write an effective integrative paper.
  • Conduct online research effectively and efficiently.
  • Write a sound research paper.
  • Edit, peer edit, and re-write course papers competently.