Capstone Courses and Degree Programs   (Updated 9/13/2010)

 

Below you will find a list of approved SAGES capstone courses, organized by the school and department that offers each course. Posted afterwards are the General Bulletin descriptions for each course. UCAP 395 is a university-wide Capstone Course available to students who prefer to pursue a capstone experience outside the constraints of approved departmental courses. See the web page UCAP395.html for more details about this option, including special opportunities available through the Case Center for Civic Engagement and Learning.

The postings on this page are gleaned from various, sometimes unofficial sources. For official SAGES capstone course listings, please refer to the Registrar's Searchable Schedule of Classes (which only lists courses being offered in certain semesters), the General Bulletin (which may not be as current as the listings on this web page) or contact individual departments which may be offering a course of interest to you. 

Courses that are scheduled to run in a given semester are available on the Registrar's Searchable Schedule of Classes. To identify SAGES Capstone courses offered since summer 2008, set the COURSE LIST search criteria at the bottom of the search page to SAGES SENIOR CAP. To research courses offered before summer 2008, use the COURSE TYPE selection box near the top of the page to locate SAGES Capstone courses. At one time, these courses were supposed to include the keywords approved SAGES capstone in their General Bulletin description, but with the implementation of the PeopleSoft Student Information System, this policy might not be strictly enforced, as there are other methods for this system to identify approved SAGES Capstone courses.

College of Arts and Sciences

 

Anthropology

ANTH 368:Evolutionary Biology Capstone

ANTH 398: Senior Capstone Project

ANTH 398C: Child Policy Externship & Capstone

Art History and Art

ARTH 396: Majors Seminar

Art Education

ARTS 465:Seminar for Teachers

Astronomy

ASTR 351: Astronomy Capstone Project

Biology

BIOL 357: Backyard Experience Capstone

BIOL 361: BLDG Website: Zebrafish Clssrm

BIOL 369: Evolutionary Biology Capstone

BIOL 377/477: Biorobotics Team

BIOL 385: Seminar in Biology of Learning

BIOL 388S: Undergraduate Research

BIOL 389S: Selected Topics - SAGES Capstone

Chemistry

CHEM 398: Undergraduate Research/Senior Capstone project

Classics

LATN 381: Senior Seminar

GREK 381: Senior Seminar

Childhood Studies

CHST 398C: Child Policy Externship and Capstone

Cognitive Science

COGS 397: SAGES Capstone in Cognitive Science

Communication Sciences

COSI 353: Clinical Practice: Capstone in Speech-Language Pathology

English

ENGL 380: Senior Seminar 

ENGL 395: Senior Seminar

Ethnic Studies

ENGL 380: Senior Seminar 

ENGL 395: Senior Seminar

Geological Sciences

GEOL 390: Intro to Geological Research

GEOL 391: Senior Project

GEOL 392: Professional Presentation

History

HSTY 390: Senior Research Seminar in the History and Philosophys of Science

HSTY 398: Senior Research Seminar (req.)

Mathematics

MATH 351: Senior Project for the Mathematics and Physics Program

MATH 352: Mathematics Capstone

Modern Languages and Literatures

FRCH 396: Senior Capstone - French

GRMN 396: Senior Capstone - German

JAPN 396: Senior Capstone - Japanese

SPAN 396: Senior Capstone - Spanish

Music

MUAR 390: Senior Recording Tech Thesis/Senior Capstone

MUED 396A: Student Teaching in Music Education

MUED 396B/496B:  Student Teaching Seminar in Music Education

MUHI 395: Capstone for Music Majors

Philosophy

PHIL 390: Senior Research Seminar in the History and Philosophys of Science

PHIL 368: Evolutionary Biology Capstone

Physics

PHYS 351: Senior Physics Project (req.) http://www.phys.cwru.edu/undergrad/Senior%20Projects/

Political Science

POSC 396: Senior Project SAGES Capstone

 

Psychology

PSCL 394: Psychology Capstone Seminar

PSCL 395: Capstone and Honors Program

PSCL 398C: Child Policy Externship and Capston

Religion

RLGN 399: Major/Minor Seminar

Sociology

SOCI 392: Senior Capstone Experience

Theater and Dance

THTR 331: Play Directing II

THTR 382: Crossing Bridges: The Public Role of the Artist in Understanding the Personal Context of Disease

Women's and Gender Studies

WGST 390: The Poetics and Politics of Gender and Race in Latin America

WGST 396: SAGES Capstone

Statistics
 

 

Case School of Engineering

 

Biomedical

EBME 380: DESIGN FOR BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERS

EBME 398: SENIOR PROJECT LABORATORY I

EBME 399: SENIOR PROJECT LAB II

Chemical

ECHE 399: CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN PROJECT

Civil

ECIV 398: CIVIL ENG SENIOR PROJECT

Electrical & Computer

EECS 395: SENIOR PROJECT IN COMPUTER SCIENCE  

EECS 398: ENGINEERING PROJECTS I

EECS 399L: SENIOR PROJECT IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING II

EECS 399M: COMPUTER ENGINEERING DESIGN PROJECT

EECS 399N: ENGINEERING PROJECTS II

Engineering Physics

PHYS 353: SENIOR ENGINEERING PHYSICS PROJECT

Macromolecular

EMAC 378: POLYMER ENGINEERING DESIGN PROJECT

EMAC 398: POLYMER SCIENCE & ENGINEERING PROJECT I

Materials Science

EMSE 398: SENIOR PROJECT IN MATERIALS I

EMSE 399: SENIOR PROJECT IN MATERIALS II 

Mechanical & Aerospace

EMAE 398: SENIOR PROJECT I

EMAE 377/477: Biorobotics Team

 

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

 

Nursing

NURS 373: Global Health Practicum

 

School of Medicine / College of Arts & Sciences

 

Biochemistry

BIOC 393: Senior Capstone Experience

Nutrition

NTRN 397: Capstone Proposal Seminar

NTRN 398: Senior Capstone Experience

Public Health

MPHP 351: Public Health SAGES Capstone Plan

MPHP 352: Public Health SAGES Capstone Implementation

 

Weatherhead School of Management

 

Accountancy

MGMT 398: Action Learning

Economics

ECON 395: Public Policy Case Competition

ECON 397/398: Honors Research I/II

Management

MGMT 397: Undergraduate Research Project

MGMT 398: Action Learning

 

University-wide: UCAP 395 - SAGES CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE

UCAP 395 courses are similar to independent study offerings. This one course number can include a variety of capstone experiences offered repeatedly or only once, each supervised by different CWRU faculty members. For more information, see UCAP 395 - SAGES Capstone Experience.

SAGES CAPSTONE COURSES GENERAL BULLETIN DESCRIPTIONS

ANTH 368 - Evolutionary Biology Capstone: This course focuses on a special topic of interest in evolutionary biology that will vary from one offering to the next.  Examples of possible topics include theories of speciation, the evolution of language, the evolution of sex, evolution and biodiversity, molecular evolution.  Students will participate in discussions and lead class seminars on evolutionary topics and in collaboration with an advisor or advisors, select a topic for a research paper or project.  Each student will write a major research report or complete a major project and will make a public presentation of her/his findings. Offered as ANTH 368, BIOL 369, PHIL 368.

ANTH 398 - Senior Capstone Project: Supervised original research on a topic in anthropology, culminating in a public presentation.  The research project may be in the form of an independent research project, a literature review, or some other form approved by the department. Prerequisite: Consent of supervising faculty.

ANTH 398C - Child Policy Externship and Capstone: See CHST 398C

ARTH 396 - Majors Seminar: Capstone course required of all undergraduate Art History majors, typically taken in senior year.  Requires professional-level research with peer and faculty oversight culminating in formal written and oral presentations. Limited to Art History majors. Permit required. (Approved SAGES capstone).

ARTS 465 - Seminar for Art Teachers: For art education majors and teacher licensure candidates. Principles and practice in school art instruction grades Pre-, K through 12th grade. Organization and management of the art, program that incorporates writing sequential art curriculum, that integrates art production, art history, appreciation,, and criticism. Planning, development, and evaluation of teac, hing materials, lessons, and units. The seminar includes discussion of professional issues, ethics, and art advocacy., Approved SAGES capstone., Prereq: ARTS 295 or ARTS 602, and ARTS 393 or ARTS 493., Coreq: ARTS 366A and ARTS 366B or ARTS 466A and ARTS 466B.

ASTR 351 - Astronomy Capstone Project: A two semester course (1 hour in the Fall Semester and either 2 or 3 hours in the Spring Semester) for students desiring a Capstone Experience in astronomy. Students pursue a project based on experimental, theoretical or teaching research under the supervision of an astronomy faculty member. A departmental Capstone Project Committee must approve all project proposals (by the end of the Fall Semester) and this same committee will receive regular oral and written progress reports. Final results are presented at the end of the semester as a paper in a style suitable for publication in a professional journal as well as an oral report in a public symposium. Approved SAGES capstone. Prereq: ASTR 222 and consent of department.

BIOC 393 - Senior Capstone Experience: Students will complete their Capstone Projects, begun in BIOC 391. Pertinant research activities will depend on the nature of the student's project. The student will meet regularly with their Capstone advisor, at least twice monthly, to provide progress reports, discuss the project, and for critique and guidance. By the end of this course, the student will have completed their SAGES Senior Capstone resaerch project, written a project report in the form of a manuscript, and presented their project orrally in the department and at the Senior Capstone fair, or its equivlent. Approved SAGES capstone. Prereq: BIOC 307, BIOC 308, BIOC 391(3 credits).

BIOL 357 - Backyard Experience Capstone: Interesting animal behavior is all around us.  We need not go into a laboratory to observe it, but laboratory tools can help to understand the behaviors that we encounter every day. We interact with animals in our homes, in forests and wilderness areas and even in our own backyards.  As pet dogs or cats interact with wild squirrels and birds, they provide insights regarding predation, neuromechanics, and mating behaviors, just to list a few concepts.  This course takes advantage of the rich behavior that exists around us to provide a capstone experience for students who have an interest in animal behavior.  The course will be open to 10 senior Biology majors who have emphasized the animal behavior and neurobiology courses offered by the Biology department.  Each student will have taken at least one advanced course in Animal Behavior, Neurobiology, or Neuroethology.  Entry into the course will be by permit, and permits will by issued only after an interview in which each student demonstrates to the instructor a deep interest in animal behavior and underlying neural control systems.  Through classroom discussion, viewing of behaviorally-based video shows, and field trips, each student will choose one behavior to investigate in detail over the course of the semester.  In order to move beyond casual observation to in-depth analysis, video cameras will be available to the students, as well as computer based motion analysis systems.  The class will meet as a group twice weekly.  During this formal classroom period, students will discuss behaviors in general and , as the course progresses, the specific topics that each student is investigating.  They will present journal articles that are relevant to their topics, a prospectus on their intended study, and ultimately describe their projects outside of class time and will present a poster at a public poster fair.

BIOL 361 - BLDG Website: Zebrafish Clssrm: Students with backgrounds in computer science and biology will work together to build a "Zebrafish in the Classroom" website. The zebrafish model system has many characteristics that make it an excellent tool for teaching: embryos are easy to obtain in large numbers, development can observed in vivo using simple dissecting microscopes, and mutants can be used to demonstrate principles of development and genetics. Although scientists around the world are using zebrafish in their courses, there is no centralized place for educators and students to share ideas and materials. During this course, students will create content for and build a website that will disseminate ideas for using zebrafish as a teaching tool. In its mature form, the website will contain protocols for using zebrafish in laboratory courses for students at all stages of their education, tours, movies, discussion and question boards, and an on-line journal where students can publish their work. Students enrolling in this course should have background in web design or developmental biology. Approved SAGES capstone. Prereq: BIOL 362.

BIOL 369 - Evolutionary Biology Capstone: This course focuses on a special topic of interest in evolutionary biology that will vary from one offering to the next.  Examples of possible topics include theories of speciation, the evolution of language, the evolution of sex, evolution and biodiversity, molecular evolution.  Students will participate in discussions and lead class seminars on evolutionary topics and in collaboration with an advisor or advisors, select a topic for a research paper or project.  Each student will write a major research report or complete a major project and will make a public presentation of her/his findings. Offered as ANTH 368, BIOL 369, PHIL 368.

BIOL 377/477 (cross-listed as EMAE 377/477) - Biorobotics Team: Many exciting research opportunities cross disciplinary lines. To participate in such projects, researchers must operate in multi-disciplinary teams. The BioRobotics Team Research course offers a unique capstone opportunity for undergraduate students to utilize skills they developed during the undergraduate experience while acquiring new learning skills .  A group of eight students form a research team under the direction of two faculty leaders.  Team members are chosen from appropriate majors through interviews with the faculty.  They will research a biological mechanism or principle and develop a robotic device that captures the action of that  mechanism.  Although most students will cooperate on the team, they must each have a specific role and must develop a final paper  that describes the research  generated on their aspect of the project.  Students meet for one class period per week and two 2-hour periods.  initially students brainstorm ideas and identify the project to be pursued.  They then acquire biological data and generate robotic designs.  Both are further developed during team meetings and reports.  Final oral reports and a demonstration of the robotic device occur in week 15.  Approved SAGES capstone.

BIOL 385 - Seminar in Biology of Learning: Students will read and discuss research papers on a range of topics relevant to the biological processes that lead to cognition and learning in humans. Sample topics are: cellular and molecular mechanisms of memory; visual sensory detection of images, movement, and color; role of slow neurotransmitters in synaptic plasticity; cortical distribution of cognitive functions such as working memory, decision making, and image analysis; functions of emotion-structures and their role in cognition; brain structures and mechanisms involved in language creation; others. Some papers will be assigned and others will be selected by students. Discussions will focus on the methods used, the experimental results, and the interpretations of significance. Students will work in groups on a semester project to be presented near the end of the semester. Approved SAGES capstone. Prereq: BIOL 302 or permission.

BIOL 388S - Undergraduate Research-SAGES Capstone: Guided laboratory research under the sponsorship of a biology faculty member. May be carried out within the biology department or in associated departments. May be taken only one semester during student's academic career. Appropriate forms must be secured in the biology department office. A written report must be approved by the biology sponsor and submitted to the chairman of the biology department before credit is granted. A public presentation is required. Approved SAGES capstone.

BIOL 389S - Selected Topics - SAGES Capstone: Individual library research projects under the guidance of a biology sponsor. A major paper must be submitted and approved before credit is awarded. A public presentation is required. Approved SAGES capstone.

CHEM 398 - Undergraduate Research/Senior Capstone Project: Independent research project within a research group in the chemistry department or, by approval, within a research group in another Case department. Arrangements should be made by consultation with the faculty member selected and the Senior Capstone Committee of the chemistry department. Open to all chemistry majors and other qualified students. Satisfies the research requirement for Honors in Chemistry. A written report and public oral presentations are required. Approved SAGES capstone. Prereq: Consent of department.

CHST 398C - Child Policy Externship and Capstone: This course provides students with externships in child policy. These externships give students an opportunity to work directly with professionals who design and implement policies that impact the lives of children and their families. Agencies involved are active in the areas of childcare, education, juvenile justice, and physical and mental health. Students apply for the externship. Selected students are placed in a local child policy agency. An individualized learning plan is developed in consultation with the Childhood Studies Program faculty, the supervisor in the agency, and the student. This course is a 3 credit-hour course and may be taken twice for a total of 6 credit hours. Offered as ANTH 398C, CHST 398C, PSCL 398C.

COGS 397 - SAGES Capstone in Cognitive Science: Supervised original research on a topic in cognitive science, culminating in a public presentation. The research may be in the form of an independent research project, a literature review, or some other form approved by the department. Approved SAGES capstone. Prereq: Consent of supervising faculty.

COSI 353 - Clinical Practice: Capstone in Speech-Language Pathology: This course introduces students to the process, principles and procedures of clinical practice in speech language pathology. Assessment and intervention methods derived from theory and research in communication disorders and related dicsciplines will be discussed. Application of theory and research based clinical practice will be emphasized. Case based learning will include live and videotaped experiences. Approved SAGES Capstone.

EBME 380 - DESIGN FOR BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERS: Design a useful product with potential commercial value. This course offers a design experience that builds on the fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering through the effective use of teams and team design. Requirements include periodic reporting of progress, plus a final oral presentation and written report. Approved SAGES Capstone. Prereq: EBME 310.

EBME 398 -SENIOR PROJECT LABORATORY I

EBME 399 -SENIOR PROJECT LAB II

ECHE 399 -CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN PROJECT

ECIV 398 - CIVIL ENG SENIOR PROJECT: A project emphasizing research and/or design must be completed by all civil engineers. Requirements include periodic reporting of progress, plus a final oral presentation and written report. Approved SAGES Capstone.  

ECON 395 - Public Policy Case Competition: This course uses economics to conduct an in-depth analysis of an important and current public policy issue. The specific issue will change from year to year, as will the set of economic tools used in the analysis. A constant feature of this capstone however will be the Richard Shatten Public Policy Case Competition. In this competition, students in the class will form teams and present policy suggestions to faculty as well as to public policy makers. Monetary prizes will be awarded to the top three team projects. The competition is in Memory of Richard Shatten, a professor at the Weatherhead School who was also executive director of Weatherhead's Center for Regional Economic Issues (REI). Through his work at REI and his earlier work as executive director of Cleveland Tomorrow, Richard was an important voice shaping public and private economic decision-making in Northeast Ohio. Approved SAGES capstone. Prereq: Junior or Senior standing.

ECON 397/398 - Honors Research I/II: All students admitted to the Honors Program will undertake an independent research project (Senior Thesis) under the guidance of a faculty member (Thesis Advisor). All Honors Students will enroll in the 397/398 sequence. ECON 397 is used to define the topic, review the literature, formulate hypotheses, and collect appropriate data. Students will complete their research in ECON 398. Approved SAGES capstone. Prereq: Junior standing; minimum GPA of 3.3 in ECON major, 3.0 overall. Coreq: Declared ECON major.

EECS 395 - SENIOR PROJECT IN COMPUTER SCIENCE: Issues in the development of complex software systems. Software lifecycle models. Software engineering methodology, requirements analysis, specification, design, implementation, validation and maintenance. Team development of a significant applications program. Various teams, e.g., the design team and the implementation team, report to the entire class throughout the semester. Each team prepares a final written report and gives a final oral presentation. Approved SAGES capstone.

EECS 398 - ENGINEERING PROJECTS I: Capstone course for electrical, computer and systems and control engineering seniors. Material from previous and concurrent courses used to solve engineering design problems. Professional engineering topics such as project management, engineering design, communications, and professional ethics. Requirements include periodic reporting of progress, plus a final oral presentation and written report. Scheduled formal project presentations during last week of classes. Approved SAGES capstone. Prereq: Senior standing.

EECS 399L - SENIOR PROJECT IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING II: Requirements include periodic reporting of progress, plus a final oral presentation and written report. Approved SAGES capstone. Prereq: EECS 398L or concurrent registration.

EECS 399M - COMPUTER ENGINEERING DESIGN PROJECT: Capstone course for computer engineering seniors. Material from previous and concurrent courses used to solve hardware and/or software design problems. Formal presentation of the projects scheduled during last week of classes. Requirements include periodic reporting of progress, plus a final oral presentation and written report. Approved SAGES capstone.

EECS 399N - ENGINEERING PROJECTS II: Elective projects with emphasis on engineering design. Capstone engineering project. requirements include periodic reporting of progress, plus a final oral presentation and written report Approved SAGES casptone. prereq: EECS 398N.

EMAC 378 - POLYMER ENGINEERING DESIGN PROJECT: Uses material taught in previous and concurrent courses in an integrated fashion to solve polymer product design problems.  Practicality, external requirements, economics, thermal/mechanical properties, processing and fabrication issues, decision making with uncertainty, and proposal and report preparation are all stressed.  Several small exercises and one comprehensive process design project will be carried out by class members.  Offered as EMAC 378 and EMAC 478.

EMAC 398 - POLYMER SCIENCE & ENGINEERING PROJECT I: Research under the guidance of faculty.  Requirements include periodic reporting of progress, plus a final oral presentation and written report. Approved SAGES Capstone when taken for 3 credits, which may be spread over two successive semesters.

EMAE 377/477 (cross-listed as BIOL 377/477): Biorobotics Team: See BIOL 377.

EMAE 398 - SENIOR PROJECT I: Individual or team design or experimental project under faculty supervisor. Requirements include periodic reporting of progress, plus a final oral presentation and written report. Prereq: Senior standing, EMAE 360, and consent of instructor. Approved SAGES Capstone.

EMSE 398 - SENIOR PROJECT IN MATERIALS I: Independent research project. Projects selected from those suggested by faculty; usually entail original research. The EMSE 398 and 399 sequence form an approved SAGES Capstone.

EMSE 399 - SENIOR PROJECT IN MATERIALS I:Independent research project. Projects selected from those suggested by faculty; usually entail original research. Requirements include periodic reporting of progress, plus a final oral presentation and written report. The EMSE 398 and 399 sequence form an approved SAGES Capstone.

ENGL 380 - Senior Seminar: Capstone course required of all English majors in the senior year. Limited to senior English majors. Maximum 6 credits. Approved SAGES capstone. Prereq: ENGL 300 plus either ENGL 302 or 308.

ENGL 395 - Senior Seminar: Capstone course, to be taken in the senior year. Open to non-English majors. Required for the English Honors Track. Features individual projects in a workshop environment; students have the option of a research-based or a creative writing project. Approved SAGES Capstone. Prereq: ENGL 300 and ENGL 380.

ETHS 390 - The Poetics and Politics of Gender and Race in Latin America: As a service learning, interdisciplinary course, this course is designed to provide Case students with rich, international service learning experiences in the Dominican Republic, thereby enabling them to develop skills in global citizenship while addressing community-identified needs. Through cultural immersion and experiential learning in and around Santo Domingo, students will apply their theoretical understanding of Ethnic Studies and Women's Studies to practical and concrete situations affecting the daily lives of Dominicans in urban and rural communities. Approved SAGES Capstone. Cross-listed as WMST 390.

FRCH 396 - Senior Capstone - French.

GEOL 390 - Intro to Geological Research: Examination of factors in the selection, design, and conduct of research projects and in the analysis and interpretation of research results.  Consideration of ethical issues in scientific research .  Practice in proposal writing and oral presentation. Consultations with department faculty in preparation for individual Senior Project proposals.  This course is the first in a three-course (GEOL 390,391, 392) senior project sequence.

GEOL 391 - Senior Project: Research project required of all department majors, based on formal project proposals presented to department faculty. Proposals may be submitted prior to the semester in which GEOL 391 is taken. Emphasis is on independence, initiative, and follow-through in planning and conducting the project. Grading deferred until completion of GEOL 392 (required). This course is the second in a three-course (GEOL 390, 391, 392) senior project sequence. Approved SAGES capstone. Prereq: GEOL 390.

GEOL 392 - Professional Presentation: Preparation and presentation of final written and oral reports on individual Senior Projects.  Class meetings forcus on group discussion of problem areas in analysis and interpretation of project results, and in styles of writing and oral presentation as demonstated by practice examples. This course is the third in a three-course (GEOL 390, 391, 392) senior project sequence (approved SAGES capstone). Prerequisite: GEOL 390. Prerequsitie GEOL 391. 

GREK 381 - Senior Seminar: The purpose of this course is to introduce graduating seniors to ancillary disciplines for the study of Greek and Latin literature and history. These include, but are not limited to palaeography, epigraphy, numismatics and textual criticism. A major component of this course will inevitably be unseen translation since ancient sources do not only have to be deciphered but also understood. The course can be offered or taken as either a Greek or Latin course, depending on student or instructor preference. Approved SAGES capstone. Prereq: Any 300-level GREK or LATN course.

GRMN 396 - Senior Capstone - German: The Senior Capstone in German in an independent study project chosen in consultation with a capstone advisor.  The capstone project should reflect both the student's interest within German and/or German studies and the courses he or she has taken to fulfill the major.  The project requires independent research using and approved bibliography and plan of action.  In addition to written research, the student will also present the capstone project in a public forum that agreed upon by the project advisor and the students.

HSTY 390 - Senior Research Seminar in the History and Philosophys of Science: Directed independent research seminar for seniors who are majors in the History & Philosophy of Science program. The goal of this course is to develop and demonstrate command of B.A.-level factual content, methodologies, research strategies, hitoriography, and theory relevant to the field of hisrory of science and/or philosophy of science. The course includes both written and oral components. Approved SAGES Capstone.

HSTY 398 - Senior Research Seminar: Training in the nature and methods of historical writing and research. Prereq: Majors only, Senior standing. Approved SAGES capstone.

JAPN 396 - Senior Capstone - Japanese: The Senior Capstone in Japanese is an independent study project chosen in consultation with a capstone advisor.  The capstone project should reflect both the student's interest within Japanese and the courses he or she has taken to fulfill the major.  The project requires independent research using an approved bibliography and plan of action.  In addition to written research, the student will also present the capstone project in a public forum that is agreed upon by the project advisor and the student.

LATN 381 - Senior Seminar -   The purpose of this course is to introduce graduating seniors to ancillary disciplines for the study of Greek and Latin literature and history. These include, but are not limited to palaeography, epigraphy, numismatics and textual criticism. A major component of this course will inevitably be unseen translation since ancient sources do not only have to be deciphered but also understood. The course can be offered or taken as either a Greek or Latin course, depending on student or instructor preference. Approved SAGES capstone. Prereq: Any 300-level GREK or LATN course.

MATH 351 - Senior Project for the Mathematics and Physics Program: A two-semester course (3 credits per semester) in the joint B.S. in Mathematics and Physics program. Project based on numerical and/or theoretical research under the supervision of a mathematics faculty member, possibly jointly with a faculty member from physics. Study of the techniques utilized in a specific research area and of recent literature associated with the project. Work leading to meaningful results which are to be presented as a term paper and an oral report at the end of the second semester. Supervising faculty will review progress with the student on a regular basis, including detailed progress reports made twice each semester, to ensure successful completion of the work. Consent of department required to register. Approved SAGES capstone.

MATH 352 - Mathematics Capstone: Mathematics Senior Project. Students pursue a project based on experimental, theoretical or teaching research under the supervision of a mathematics faculty member, a faculty member from another Case department or a research scientist or engineer from another institution. A departmental Senior Project Coordinator must approve all project proposals and this same person will receive regular oral and written progress reports. Final results are presented at the end of the second semester as a paper in a style suitable for publication in a professional journal as well as an oral report in a public Mathematics Capstone symposium.

MGMT 397 - Undergraduate Research Project: This course provides a supervisory structure for students completing and a capstone research project in the Weatherhead School of Management. Arrangements should be made by consultation with a faculty member selected and the Senior Capstone Committee of the School of Management. Open to all management and accounting majors and other qualified students with instructor approval. A written report, presentation to the faculty department most closely related to the student's topic, and an approved public presentation are required. Approved SAGES capstone. Prereq: Consent of department.

MGMT 398 - Action Learning: This is an experiential course built around a live project in a local organization. The project-based course is focused on improving business process. Students will work in teams to analyze the current situation and diagnose its problems or opportunities, creatively envision new possibilities, evaluate potential improvements and recommend appropriate solutions. Students will be evaluated by the professor and the project managers at the client organizations. Approved SAGES capstone. Prereq: ACCT 202, BAFI 355, and MKMR 301. Correq: Senior standing.

MPHP 351 - Public Health SAGES Capstone Plan:The first course of two courses for students completing a SAGES Capstone in Public Health Studies. The course consists of 10 weeks of lectures and discussion of the application of scientific methods to public health research. Written activities and presentations will aid students to develop the protocol for their Capstone project. Students will submit research proposals to the IRB and develop a work flow chart and timeline by the end of the course. Approved SAGES Capstone. Prereq: MPHP 303 and MPHP 404, major in PHS.

MPHP 352 - Public Health SAGES Capstone Implementation: The second of two courses in fulfillment of the SAGES Capstone in Public Health Studies, MPHP 352 will involve implementation of a group public health research protocol designed during MPHP 351. Each student will participate in field work, data collection, data analysis, report writing, and oral and poster presentation of project results. Though the Public Health Studies Capstone is a group project, each student must participate in each phase of implementation. Students will meet with their Capstone research mentor at least every 2 weeks during the semester in order to debrief field experience; and to discuss data analysis, scientific writing, and presentation. Students will be required to write individual summaries of their research involvement and experience. Approved SAGES capstone. Prereq: MPHP 303 and MPHP 351.

MUAR 390 - Senior Recording Tech Thesis/Senior Capstone: Students will originate, design, organize, and complete a project that will demonstrate and document proficiency with his/her accumulated audio recording technology skills. This project must include evidence of critical thinking, clear planning , and establishment of reasonable goals with an appropirate plan of action. There is a significant written component that requires regular submission of drafts, progress reports, evidence of project advancement, and a final written document. There must also be a public presentation of the project in a venue approved by the department. Approved SAGES Capstone.

MUED 396A - Student Teaching in Music Education: Teaching music in both elementary and secondary schools, full-time five days a week for 15 weeks.  Closely supervised field experiences of all types with a wide variety of students. Emphasis on planning lessons and organizing materials, teaching methodologies, motivation, and student assessment. Topics addressed include communications and the arts, technology in learning, interdisciplinary learning, collaborative learning and teaching, creating a supportive environment, and professional development.  Development of skills needed for self-assessment as well as student assessment. Clinical/Field experiences (all ages) required. Recommended preparation: Concurrent enrollment in MUED 396B.
Offered as MUED 396A and MUED 496A

MUED 396B/496B - Student Teaching Seminar in Music Education: This is the SAGES Senior Capstone requirement for students majoring in Music Education.  Taken at the same time as the student teaching experience (MUSC 396A/496A), this seminar will guide students through preparation for entering the professional world of music education, and mentor them in their preparation of their Senior Capstone Project and Presentation.  Approved Sages capstone.

MUHI 395 - Capstone for Music Majors: Required for music majors, except in the case of double majors or dual degree candidates who opt to fulfill the capstone in the area of the second major. Course consists of projects varying according to the student's area of study and interests, but each must include a document of appropriate length and scope. The project must be presented publicly in an appropriate forum. Approved SAGES capstone.

NTRN 397 - Capstone Proposal Seminar: In this departmental seminar course, students will conceptualize, develop and prepare a written plan, known as the "Capstone Proposal", for their Senior Capstone Project (NTRN 398: Senior Capstone Experience).  Discussion will include, but not be limited to basic research principles, different types of research, ethics and IRB procedures.  The Capstone Proposal shall include the project design aims, methodology, budget, design analysis and presentation.  Upon completion of this course, students will have confirmed student/Capstone advisor and, if applicable, mentor relationships, written a Capstone proposal and given an oral presentation of their proposal at a departmental colloquium.

NTRN 398 -Senior Capstone Experience: Students will implement their "Capstone Proposal" projects as designed in NTRN 397: Capstone Proposal Seminar. Pertinent research activities will depend on the nature of the student's "Capstone Proposal" project. The student will meet regularly with their Capstone advisor, at least twice monthly, to provide progress reports, discuss the project, and for critique and guidance. By the end of this course, the student will have completed their SAGES Senior Capstone research project and presented their project results/findings orally at the Senior Capstone Fair and at a departmental colloquium. Approved SAGES capstone. Prereq: NTRN 397.

NURS 373 - Global Health Practicum: The purpose of this practicum is to provide students with the opportunity to analyze the concepts of health and health care, health policy and finance, culture and ethics through a preceptored, 10-week community-based immersion experience in local, national, or international settings. Students willapply epidemiological techniques, the skills of negotiation, partnership building, community assessment and nursing science in the identification and analysis of a health problem leading to the development of an intervention. Approved SAGES capstone. Prereq: NURS 351, NURS 353.Coreq: NURS 343, NURS 370, NURS 371, NURS 372.

PHIL 368 - Evolutionary Biology Capstone: This course focuses on a special topic of interest in evolutionary biology that will vary from one offering to the next.  Examples of possible topics include theories of speciation, the evolution of language, the evolution of sex, evolution and biodiversity, molecular evolution.  Students will participate in discussions and lead class seminars on evolutionary topics and in collaboration with an advisor or advisors, select a topic for a research paper or project.  Each student will write a major research report or complete a major project and will make a public presentation of her/his findings. Offered as ANTH 368, BIOL 369, PHIL 368.

PHIL 390 - Senior Research Seminar in the History and Philosophys of Science: Directed independent research seminar for seniors who are majors in the History & Philosophy of Science program. The goal of this course is to develop and demonstrate command of B.A.-level factual content, methodologies, research strategies, hitoriography, and theory relevant to the field of history of science and/or philosophy of science. The course includes both written and oral components. Approved SAGES Capstone.

PHYS 351 - Physics Senior Project: A two semester course required for senior BS and BA physics majors. Students pursue a project based on experimental, theoretical or teaching research under the supervision of a physics faculty member, a faculty member from another Case department or a research scientist or engineer from another institution. A departmental Senior Project Committee must approve all project proposals and this same committee will receive regular oral and written progress reports. Final results are presented at the end of the second semester as a paper in a style suitable for publication in a professional journal as well as an oral report in a public symposium. Approved SAGES capstone. Prereq: PHYS 301B, PHYS 302 or PHYS 472.

PHYS 353 - Senior Engineering Physics Project: A two-semester course required for senior engineering physics majors (3 credits each semester). The project will be in the student's engineering physics concentration area and will be supervised by a faculty advisor who will review progress with the student on a regular basis. The project may be calculational, experimental or theoretical, and will address both the underlying physics and appropriate engineering design principles. The project requirements include short oral presentations twice each semester before the senior project committee and a term-paper and an oral presentation at the end of the second semester. Approved SAGES capstone. Prereq: PHYS318.

POSC 396 - Senior Project SAGES Capstone: Capstone experience for political science majors or senior POSC minors as part of the SAGES program, providing opportunity to do an in-depth paper on a topic of particular interest to them. Students must obtain approval from a faculty project advisor and list that advisor on the registration form. The advisor must sign and student submit to department a prospectus including goals, schedule, and research methodology. This paper should demonstrate, and ideally even extend, the skills and expertise developed over the course of study in the department. Upon completion of the capstone, students will be expected to present their work in a public forum. Approved SAGES capstone. Prereq: Junior or Senior political science major or senior political science minor and departmental prospectus form.

POSC 397 - Honors Program SAGES Capstone I: Capstone experience for political science majors as part of the SAGES program, providing opportunity to do an in-depth paper on a topic of particular interest to them. Students must obtain approval from a faculty project advisor and list that advisor on the registration form. The advisor must sign and student submit to department a prospectus including goals, schedule, and research methodology. This paper should demonstrate, and ideally even extend, the skills and expertise developed over the course of study in the department. Upon completion of the capstone, students will be expected to present their work in a public forum. Contact department for honors eligibility information. Approved SAGES capstone. Prereq: Junior or Senior political science major and departmental prospectus form.

POSC 398 - Honors Program SAGES Capstone II: Completion of POSC 397. Approved SAGES capstone. Prereq: Completion of POSC 397 and departmental prospectus form.

PSCL 394 -Psychology Capstone Seminar: This seminar course will revolve around the identification and critical examination of current problems in society. Insights gained from psychological research will be applied to better understand these problems. Successful completion of the course will require critical analysis of published research, integration of information from different areas of psychology and from different disciplines, an oral presentation, and a final written research report including a literature review. Approved SAGES capstone. Prereq: PSCL 375.

PSCL 395 - Capstone and Honors Program: Supervision in carrying out an independent research study in the student's area of interest. Approved SAGES capstone. Prereq: PSCL 375.

PSCL 398C - Child Policy Externship and Capstone: See CHST 398C

RLGN 399 - Major/Minor Seminar: Capstone course primarily for majors and minors in Religion. Allows students to interact with peers and faculty, reflect critically, and integrate their learning experiences. Prepares students to continue their learning in the discipline and in the liberal arts. Subject matter varies according to student and faculty needs and perspectives. May be repeated once for up to six credit-hours. (approved SAGES Capstone).

SOCI 392 - Senior Capstone Experience: SOCI 392 represents the completion of an independent study paper involving exploration of a sociology topic to be chosen in consultation with the student's capstone advisor. The student will interact regularly with the advisor who will review the progress of the project. This project allows for original thought and for the tailoring of the research to the student's interests. The student will integrate theory, methods, and social issues as he/she applies critical thinking skills and insights to the analysis of some aspects of a subject chosen from any of the following subfields and concentrations: Gerontology, Social Inequality, Medical Sociology, Crime and Delinquency, The Life Course, Education, Work and the Family, Sociology of Law, and Deviance. The Capstone Project has both a written and an oral component. Following the submission of the Capstone paper, the student will give a presentation of the project at the Senior Capstone Fair, or another forum chosen by the Department. Approved SAGES capstone .Prereq: SOI 112, 300, 303.

SPAN 396 - The Senior Capstone in Spanish in an independent study project chosen in consultation with a capstone advisor.  The capstone project should reflect both the student's interest within Spanish and the courses he or she has taken to fulfill the major.  The project requires independent research using an approved bibliography and plan of action.  In addition to written research, the student will also present the capstone project in a public forum that is agreed upon by the project advisor and the student.

THTR 331 - Play Directing: This course will continue with the basic concepts learned in THTR 330 and will expand them in regard to actual production. Topics will include directing mechanics, ground planning, blocking, and visualization, staging and working with actors. The course will culminate in a faculty supervised directing project for public performance. There are three evening labs for this course. Approved SAGES capstone. Prereq: THTR 330, upperclass status, and permission of department.

THTR 382 - Crossing Bridges: The Public Role of the Artist in Understanding the Personal Context of Disease: An in depth look at the role of the artist in public life and in creating theatrical performance from life experience. The students interact with patients in medical treatment for catastrophic illness and as they understand the experience of disease, they help transform that experience into a performance that gives a voice to the unvoiced in our society. The approved service learning course is offered only as a Senior Capstone and is a demanding challenge for the serious student of theater. Approved SAGES capstone.

UCAP 395 - CAS SAGES CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE: UCAP 395 affords students the opportunity to pursue a capstone experience outside the constraints of SAGES capstone courses offered by individual academic departments. Students must identify a project, a mentor and an oversight committee. If the mentor is not a CWRU faculty member in the College of Arts and Sciences, then the student must also identify a faculty advisor who does hold such an appointment and who will serve as the instructor of record. A capstone experience can take various forms but must include certain elements: critical thinking, regular oversight by the project advisor(s), periodic written and oral reporting of progress, a final written report which describes the project activity (which may be a performance, experiment, student teaching, live case analysis, creative writing endeavor, etc.), and a final public presentation. More details about course policies, including procedures for registering, are available via the SAGES office and web site. UCAP 395 may be taken as a one-semester or a two-semester course for 1-6 credits in any given semester and 3-6 credits total. Permit from Director of SAGES required. Approved SAGES capstone.

(UCAP 395 has a dedicated web page UCAP395.html which explains the course in more detail.)

UCAP 395 - Community-based Capstone: Environment and Sustainability
Spring Semester 2010

This capstone provides an opportunity to learn about and become involved in environmental issues in Cleveland. Limited to five students, the capstone weaves together interdisciplinary knowledge, research, writing, and community-based experience. Each student will choose an environmental issue relevant to Northeast Ohio to investigate in-depth over the course of the semester. Students will also serve at a local non-profit agency to gain hands-on experience with an organization actively addressing today’s environmental issues. During the semester, students will meet together in seminar to learn from each other’s experiences at their partner organization placement, share the issues they are working on, and to discuss readings that explore environmental topics and the Cleveland community. Students will synthesize information, apply critical thinking skills, and write a significant paper based on the environmental issue they have identified. They will utilize experience at their partner organizations to further their understanding and analysis of the issue. At the end of the semester, each student will make a public presentation of their work. For additional information, contact Elizabeth “Betsy” Banks (ewb@case.edu), Center for Civic Engagement & Learning.

WMST 390 - The Poetics and Politics of Gender and Race in Latin America: As a service learning, interdisciplinary course, this course is designed to provide Case students with rich, international service learning experiences in the Dominican Republic, thereby enabling them to develop skills in global citizenship while addressing community-identified needs. Through cultural immersion and experiential learning in and around Santo Domingo, students will apply their theoretical understanding of Ethnic Studies and Women's Studies to practical and concrete situations affecting the daily lives of Dominicans in urban and rural communities. Approved SAGES Capstone. Cross-listed as ETHS 390.

WMST 396 -SAGES Capstone: Capstone experience in the fields of Women's and Gender Studies for an in-depth, independent project of particular interest to the student. Students are strongly encouraged to work with a WMST program faculty member, but some projects may be supervised by faculty in other areas or by other qualified professionals. All capstones require a WMST faculty advisor's approval of the proposal prior to registration. Open to juniors and seniors majoring in Women's and Gender Studies.