Capstone

This course provides a holistic integration of students’ university experience and reinforces their oral communication skills in preparation of completing their studies at CSU, Bakersfield. Students may take this course within their major if the student learning outcomes of the capstone course are embedded in the Senior Seminar of their major. Theme-based capstone courses of 1-3 units will also be available for students.

Goal 1. Students will articulate how their foundational skills, other General Education coursework, and other major and minor coursework has prepared them for their career and will help or has helped them achieve other life goals.

  • Outcome 1A. Students will articulate how their foundational skills and other General Education coursework has prepared them for their career and will help or has helped them achieve other life goals.
  • Outcome 1B. Students will articulate how their major and minor coursework has prepared them for their career and will help or has helped them achieve other life goals.

Goal 2. Students will demonstrate proficiency in critical thinking, information literacy, oral communication, written communication, and quantitative reasoning.

  • Outcome 2A. Students will demonstrate critical thinking, information literacy, oral communication, written communication, and quantitative reasoning skills appropriate for a bachelor degree.
  • Outcome 2B. Students will create and deliver an effective oral presentation in a professional manner using information and techniques appropriate for the subject and audience.

Capstone Course Requirements

  1. Contain assignments that require students to reflect on their overall general education experience and provide the opportunity for students to show how the study of the arts, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and behavioral sciences relates to their achievement of the bachelor degree.
  2. Contain assignments that require students to demonstrate proficiency in critical thinking, information literacy, oral communication, written communication, and quantitative reasoning and evaluate student work using rubrics containing the essential dimensions identified by GECCo.
  3. Contain clear measurable course outcomes and demonstrate how the course meets the goals and outcomes for the Capstone experience.
  4. Have oral communication assignment(s) that constitute(s) at least 25% of the grade for the course.
  5. Rubrics used to evaluate learning outcomes will be made available to students and incorporate the essential dimensions identified by GECCo.


Contact Us

John Tarjan
LCF - GPS
Management & Marketing
Associate Professor
Phone: (661) 654-2321
Email: jtarjan@csub.edu

Paul Newberry
Faculty Director of General Education
Phone: (661)654-3934
Email: pnewberry@csub.edu

Melanie Silva
Administrative Support Assistant II
Phone: (661)654-3937
Email: msilva22@csub.edu

General Education Homepage

www.csub.edu/ge