Interdisciplinary Capstones for All Students
Every student at Elon University completes an interdisciplinary capstone with a capstone project as the culminating experience of the Elon Core Curriculum. These courses are opportunities for students to integrate and apply what they have learned during the college experience. The capstone also challenges students to consider larger themes of the Core Curriculum – ethical reasoning and personal and social responsibility within local and global communities. This paper offers examples of interdisciplinary capstones across higher education, an overview of Elon’s program, and assessment data showing the perceived learning experience in interdisciplinary capstones to be rated higher than in disciplinary courses.
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