Capstone Experience

Capstone Experience

While there are many varieties of capstone experiences, the most common one is the Honors Thesis. We present here a rubric for evaluating an honors thesis developed by the International and Area Studies Teaching Program.  In addition to a thesis itself, programs sometimes ask students to write a reflective piece on the process; such a piece provides an excellent source for assessing the student’s knowledge.  Finally, asking students to provide a critical annotated bibliography is another avenue for assessing their knowledge.  The reflective piece and annotated bibliography here are not from an honors thesis, but provide an excellent example of how these can be used.