Integrative Learning Project 2: Senior Capstone|
Fall 2020 not offered
RL&L 350, AFAM 320, CSPL 300|
The Integrative Learning Project is a .50 credit course that allows students to learn to describe in a coherent and engaging narrative the various academic and non-academic activities, projects, and experiences that have been important for them while in college and to practice doing so for a variety of audiences (e.g. employers, graduate schools, etc.). Participants should be students who are interested in crafting a narrative about their personal and intellectual development, and who want to be able to talk about what skills they have cultivated during their time at Wesleyan and what they still want to learn.
This course is intended for seniors who wish to document and reflect about their work in a single "capstone" experience. This course requires a willingness to discuss one's strengths, achievements, weaknesses, and failures. Students will not only engage in reflection about their skills and experiences, but will also have the opportunity to design an online portfolio in WordPress, the world┐s most popular content management software, and test the portfolio with different audiences by employing user experience design (UX) principles and research methodologies. Students can only take this course once.
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|Course Format: Laboratory Course||Grading Mode: Credit/Unsatisfactory|
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Readings - Articles, videos, and other media will be hyperlinked from the syllabus at http://bit.ly/wesintegrate.
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Assignments and Exams - Students will complete weekly assignments, including write eight reflective pieces that they arrange in a portfolio. While there is a presentation at the end of the semester, there are no exams.
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Additional requirements - No technical skills are required, although students are expected to bring their laptop to each class meeting. This course is open only to seniors. Students who are interested in focusing on a range of college experiences should enroll in Integrative Learning Project 1. Students who have recently engaged in specific high-impact educational practices that they wish to serve as their capstone project should enroll in Integrative Learning Project 2. Additional information about both sections can be found at http://bit.ly/wesintegrate.
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