Capstone Requirement


The Capstone Course is intended to be a culmination of the students’ concentration in which they will bring to bear what their interests have been in developing their focused work in the program.  The Capstone course can be either:

  • A one semester Independent Reading and Research course, either COST 1910  or 1920  OR BIOL 1950 or 1960, depending on the semester; OR
  • A special project done within an existing Contemplative Studies core or related course at the 1000-level in which the student brings to bear the larger concerns of her concentration on a problem or issue within the course. It is expected that such Capstone research papers will be more substantial than a term paper.