HON255 Capstone Seminar (3-0-3)
This is the second course in a two-course sequence that serves as an interdisciplinary, capstone seminar for students in the Liberal Arts Honors Program. In the first semester, students develop a prospectus for a research paper or project. In the second semester, they complete the paper or project. Whereas the first course introduces students to the methodologies and interpretive practices of two complementary disciplines, this course emphasizes the practice of interdisciplinary scholarship and asks students to synthesize and integrate the disciplinary perspectives they developed in the first course. The thematic focus of the capstone course varies. Course content emphasizes the relationships of knowledge in any combination of the Liberal Arts, and it provides an in-depth study of the few texts to which students were introduced in the first semester. Professors representing two complementary disciplines team-teach both semesters.