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ERIC Number: EJ886670
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1544-0389
Achieving Proficiencies in Economics Capstone Courses
Seeborg, Michael C.
Journal of College Teaching & Learning, v5 n2 p61-74 Feb 2008
This paper argues that capstone courses in economics should be integrative experiences that require students to demonstrate six core proficiencies. The capstone economics senior seminar at Illinois Wesleyan University is used as an example of how a capstone course that requires completion of an original research paper might achieve these proficiencies. Also, carefully designed co-curricular activities, such as student-edited undergraduate journals, and participation in undergraduate research conferences are recommended as complements to capstone research courses. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois