Nine students will be delivering their Capstone Presentations for the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) on December 10 in Northern Virginia and on December 11 in Charlottesville.
The Capstone Project is a two-semester process in which students pursue independent research on a question or problem of their choice, engage with the scholarly debates in the relevant disciplines, and - with the guidance of a faculty mentor - produce a substantial paper that reflects a deep understanding of the topic.
Students are strongly encouraged to choose a topic in which they have some competence based on their academic work, professional experience, or exploration of future career options. The Capstone Project is both a valuable intellectual experience and also a vehicle through which students can demonstrate their research, analytical, and writing skills to either prospective employers or graduate and professional schools.
Completion of the Capstone is required for graduation.
Presentation topics include: