The Capstone Portfolio Project is to be a showcase of the student’s best work in their major courses. The design of the Capstone Portfolio Project will give the student an opportunity to gather together examples of quality achievements in the discipline. The portfolio should include a variety of types of work, such as exams, short essays, research papers, group projects, or other work in the discipline. The Capstone Portfolio Project must also include an introduction by the student that describes the contents within the Portfolio and justifies their inclusion as examples of the student's best work. In the introduction, the student will highlight features of the contents of the portfolio that best represent their achievements in the degree program. Once the portfolio is complete, the student will fill out a self-assessment form that displays the degree to which the student believes him or herself to have met the expectations for the discipline of Philosophy.
It is the student's responsibility to discuss his or her plan to construct a Capstone Portfolio Project with his or her advisor/Chair no later than the beginning of the senior year of study. The student must then complete a "Capstone Portfolio Experience Proposal" (form available in the department office - to be signed by the student’s advisor).
Timetable for Capstone Portfolio Projects