Volledige vakbeschrijvingCapstone is the culmination of a students academic work at UCM and is comparable in function to a bachelor thesis. It is a full semester module for which students receive 10 ECTS. During the first weeks students will work on writing a proposal in which they formulate their individual goals and determine a topic and format. In addition, students will choose an advisor. The advisor provides the student with advice and guidance on the content of Capstone. Students work on Capstone individually. There will be meetings with the tutors, fellow students, and the coordinator. These meetings are arranged to support the individual work on Capstone such as presenting one’s own work to other students and giving and receiving feedback. Furthermore these meetings are intended to monitor the progress and writing process. Students will meet with their individual advisor separately from these group meetings. Those meetings are intended for discussing the content of the Capstone and for receiving feedback on the work in progress and final product. An outline is handed in at the start of the second period of Capstone. A complete draft is handed in before the third period of Capstone. Both the outline and draft are discussed with the advisor. The last period is used to complete and revise the Capstone.
Doelstellingen van dit vak•To enable students to express their individual academic profile through a scholarly project during their last semester at the College. •To assist senior students in the preparation for the transition from undergraduate education to a master program or the labor market.
VoorwaardenTo participate in Capstone students should be in their last semester at UCM (usually the 6th except for transfer students) and no more than 40 ECTS away from graduation at the start of Capstone.
Note that Capstone replaces the regular two skills trainings and project of a UCM semester. Participating in Capstone as part of the regular workload at UCM is doable, but demanding (i.e. next to the two courses per period). Therefore, having a higher workload due to e.g. additional courses, skills trainings and/or projects is not recommended.
Aanbevolen literatuur• There is no mandatory literature. Students will choose, read and use literature that is related to their Capstone topic.
Individual work, tutorial group meetings, guidance from Capstone advisor and support hours.
Students will be assessed on a proposal, outline, and final version of their Capstone. In addition, they will give a presentation on their Capstone in the second period of the project.
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Taal van de opleiding:Engels
Onderwijsmethode:PBL, Presentation(s), Lecture(s), Assignment(s), Paper(s)
Evaluatiemethoden:Final paper, Attendance, Participation, Written exam, Oral exam, Take home exam