The Senior Capstone in International Studies is the culmination of your major. It should demonstrate your ability to research and analyze an important issue in ways that:
A successful senior capstone is an independent research paper of 20 to 30 pages in length written in consultation with one or more faculty members. Quantity does not equal quality. You are especially encouraged to use sources in the language(s) that you have studied.
The senior capstone research proposal and bibliography is produced as an assignment within the Senior Seminar (INST 401) during the Fall semester. That assignment serves as a description of the topic, and any substantial changes to your proposed topic must be approved by the program director.
The Senior Capstone will be due at 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 06, 2020. You must submit digital copies of the following two items:
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"Sustainable Agriculture: The Key to Fighting Hunger and Environmental Degradation"
"Environmental Non-Governmental Organization: Preservation of Local Communities"
"Urban Renovation, Shrinking of Public Space and Street Protests in Amman"
"Gender Roles of Women in Fascist Spain and the Lasting Impact of Franco"
"A Comparison of Refugee Legislation and Treatment in Botswana and Canada"
"Citizenship and Nationhood: A Case Study of Immigrants in France and Germany"
"Visibilizing Blackness: Unearthing Afro-Chilean Identity and Reframing Discussions on Chilean Immigration Policy"
"Effects of Threat of Removal and Increased ICE enforcement on Mexican and Central American Undocumented Immigrants"