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FAHS.4130: BLA Capstone Project

Welcome to the Bachelor of Liberal Arts Capstone Project

This guide provides links to databases and tutorials to support research within your Capstone Project.

This course features a semester-long interdisciplinary project, which may be

  • an original research study 
  • ​creative art project
  • ​a problem-focused community action project. In some cases, the community action project may also be an internship or practicum.

Throughout this course, the following definition of interdisciplinary studies will be used:

Interdisciplinary studies may be defined as a process of answering a question, solving a problem or addressing a topic that is too broad or complex to be dealt with adequately by a single discipline or profession...[and that] draws on disciplinary perspectives and integrates their insights . . . (Klein and Newell, 1997, pp. 393-394)


The overall purpose of the BLA Capstone project is to give students the opportunity to synthesize past and present learning from both of their BLA concentrations, as well as to integrate interdisciplinary approaches into independent research, art and/or community activism.

To complete this project, students will participate in the BLA Capstone work group, consisting of the professor and all students enrolled in this course. The work group will meet regularly to provide support and feedback on project work. In addition, students will work one-on-one with the professor of the BLA Capstone course and any additional professors from their BLA concentrations, and community partners, as needed.

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