COMM 4902 - Capstone Seminar
The Capstone Seminar is a graduate seminar in which students utilize the knowledge and skills gained through the degree program to create a culminating work that critically addresses a problem in their degree field of study. The students produces a Capstone of 7000-8000 words that presents a position on a relevant problem, supports the position with professional and academic literature, analyzes and tests the proposed solution, and discusses the findings as related to the field of study. The seminar is dependent upon quality, collegial discussion, and feedback of students’ research and work products, under the facilitation of a faculty member. The course structure guides the students through the process of independent, secondary research and writing of a Capstone. No primary research is allowed. Students generate the course content through ongoing discussion and peer feedback on the Capstone process and individual topic areas under investigation. Students professionally and academically communicate through written work and oral presentation . Students must have: Unconditional acceptance as a degree candidate, completion of at least 40 quarter-hours (including all core courses) with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, and a B or better in one of the following courses: MALS 4020, COMM 4905, GS 4905, MALS 4905, ORL 4905, EPM 4910, HCL 4910, HRA 4910, ORL 4910, SMGT 4910, ICT 4000, or MALS 4915. A final grade of B or better is required in this course to meet degree requirements. Students must complete the Capstone Seminar in one quarter; no incomplete grades are assigned.
Current students will find all relevant capstone information in PioneerWeb under the "Capstone" tab.
NOTE: This course is not offered this term. Please refer to the annual schedule for Organizational And Professional Communication to see the next time this course is offered.