The capstone experience recapitulates the sum and substance of a student's concentration. For some students, the seminar taken in the senior year serves as part of their capstone experience. In addition, all seniors would submit an electronic portfolio.
The eportfolio highlights the student's achievements in writing and analysis and includes at least four elements:
- a short reflective essay on what the student learned in American Studies
- some demonstration of competence (in the form of papers or presentations) of the student's achievements in the concentration as described in the reflective essay
- a copy of a research paper from a seminar in the area of the student's focus
- a representation of the student's public project in the junior seminar
- students who are writing honors theses should also include the in the eportfolio
- students may add other relevant work to this eportfolio
Compiling the online eportfolio is advised and monitored by the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Students will present their eportfolios during reading period in their last semester.
Students who are writing Honors Theses should also include them in the eportfolio.
See all ePortfolios on the Digication platform available to Brown users on your email account.
2013 Digital ePortfolios
Lizzy Landau, Making Meaning: The Shaping of Identity through Cultural Production and Consumption
Taylor Williams, Production and Consumption of Culture: Mass Media
Roger Ferguson, Production and Consumption of Culture: Film and Technology
Nicolas Gomez-Hall, Global/International Contextualization: Cultural Exchange and Expression in the Americas,
Ethan Hammerman, Popular Culture and Media Portrayal
Donna Leong, Social Structures and the Practices of Identity
Mary Laski, Production and Consumption of Culture: American Popular Culture
Kayleigh Butera, Production and Consumption of Culture: Visual Culture
Brendan DeWolf, Social Structures and Practices of Identity: Structural Inequality in the Contemporary United States
Anna Tifft, Cultural and Social Analysis: Material Culture
Jessica Hornig, Social Structures and the Practices of Identity: Narratives of Inequality.
Heidi Alpert, Production and Consumption of Culture: Visual Culture
Michael Stewart, Social Structures and Practices of Identity: Youth Culture
Jennifer Lawrence, Social Structures and the Practices of Identity: Race, Gender, and Marginalized Voices in the Contemporary US
Lucy Kissel, Social Structures and Practices of Identity: Social Inequality
Leah Douglas, Food Studies