Capstone Information

Why a Senior Capstone?  The Senior Capstone in Anthropology provides majors with the opportunity to conduct their own independent research project or compose a synthesis of important research within the field of anthropology. Projects will typically take the form of an academic paper; students with adequate preparation may also propose alternatives such as an ethnographic film, museum exhibit, or applied project (each accompanied by a shorter paper). The Capstone program allows students to apply and demonstrate their training at the culmination of their undergraduate study, and also offers a counterpoint to the atomization of one-block-at-at-time by asking students to ponder a question longer, and to rethink and revise their first efforts. Options for capstone directions are as varied as four-field anthropology and CC’s departmental orientation: we encourage hard work, intellectual rigor, creativity and discovery.
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