ERIC Number: ED345775
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
General Education: Curriculum. A Capstone Course.
Bunker Hill Community Coll., Boston, MA.
Prepared by the General Education (GE) Review Steering Committee of Massachusetts' Bunker Hill Community College in 1991, this guide provides a model of a Capstone course, a component of the College's newly developed GE Cornerstone Curriculum. Chapter 1 reviews the purpose of Capstone, a mandatory interdisciplinary course designed to integrate the skills and methods of inquiry and analysis learned in earlier stages of a student's GE program, while addressing a topic of current interest in society. This chapter also describes the faculty Capstone team, prerequisites, course implementation, goals and format, presenting a diagram of its conceptual construct. Chapter 2 presents lesson plans for the course, which centers on the theme of conflict. The lesson plans, each of which includes a rationale, goals, objectives, learning activities, assessment methods, and materials/resources, are presented in the following seven units: Moral Dilemma; Search for Truth; Debate; Negotiations; Ideology; Inner Conflict; and Capstone Project Presentations. Chapter 3 describes components of the student performance requirements, including attendance policy, class participation, the grading system, homework specifications, and textbooks/readings/films. A recommended reading list containing 19 references for Capstone faculty, and a 16-page bibliography on curriculum development and GE are provided in chapter 4. (JSP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bunker Hill Community Coll., Boston, MA.