All majors complete a Capstone Project in which they explore a topic in American culture, drawing upon their work in different fields as well as their experiences in AMCS 375A (previously 475): American Culture: Methods and Visions.
The capstone is not a course, but a multidisciplinary project that students propose as juniors and complete by the end of senior year. While it should be a kind of culmination of work done in AMCS, the project may also investigate subjects not studied before, bringing together ideas and approaches from different fields in an innovative way. Click here for more on the capstone process.
Some majors opt to do an honors thesis for their Capstone, but shorter papers, proposals, multimedia projects (websites, blogs, films, etc.), and other creative formats are also appropriate. Click here for a list of previous projects, as well as more information about the Capstone process.
Students working on these projects will find special support in a weekly Capstone seminar (L98 4003, taken spring of their senior year) or the two-semester Honors Thesis seminar (L98 4004/L98 4005).