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 Wednesday, February 14, 2018. You must submit digital copies of the following two items:
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"Equal opportunity laws for women in Japan and Germany after World War Two"
"Mexican migrant laborers in the United States; their lives and livelihood on either side of the border"
"United States policy toward Colombia on drug trafficking in light of the recent decision to decertify Colombia"
"Comparison of the land rights of the indigenous Mapuche people in Chile with those of native Alaskans in the United States"
"A comparison of Noh drama in Japan to Kathakali dance/drama in India"
"Populist movements in Venezuela and Chile"
"IT industry and economic development in Ireland: Its potential application in Cuba"
"Forest protection in Nepal and reclamation in China"