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Capstone Experience:

The Health Communication Module Capstone Experience has three components:

  • Narrative reflection paper (5-7 pages, double spaced): This paper provides an opportunity for you to reflect on what you learned in the courses taken for the module, as well as any relevant experiences you had (final projects, lab work, internships, and so on). The narrative should include (a) a coherent narrative of module-related work that identifies thematic connections between coursework and practical experiences and (b) a description of how module-related work ties in with future career or educational goals.
  • Online portfolio: You should create an online portfolio to showcase module-related work. Your online portfolio should (a) provide a personal introduction / biography that orients the viewer, (b) outline and describe each of the significant projects and experiences you have completed in conjunction with the module, and (c) include copies of relevant research papers, presentations, or projects that you worked on during module coursework. You are encouraged to include any other materials that demonstrates how the module experience has contributed to learning, self-development, or social change.
  • Spring Poster session: In the spring quarter of every year, there will be a poster session featuring the work of students who completed their capstone projects that year. This is an opportunity for students to share what they’ve accomplished with faculty and other module-affiliated students, as well as their interaction with the industry board.

Capstone projects are due on the 5th Friday of the spring quarter following the one in which the student completed their module course requirements. They will be reviewed by module affiliated faculty. Projects will not be assigned a letter grade; rather, students will be given feedback and comments on their work. Since projects will be archived and viewed later by the alumni advisory board, students will in most cases be asked to make revisions to their project based on the feedback given, even if they have officially ‘passed’ their module requirement.

Projects are to be submitted via email to the module coordinator (Kimberly Pusateri). Please ensure that all files are converted to pdf to ensure ease of sharing and reading on all operating systems.