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.
See all ePortfolios on the Digication platform available to Brown users on your email account.
Search the Directory by Title "American Studies."