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Requirements for Major » Capstone Seminar

All International Studies majors will complete a senior capstone course where they conduct a research project that integrates their thematic and regional interests. INTL-I 400:

  • Is restricted to International Studies majors of senior standing
  • Requires the completion of INTL-I315 prior to enrollment
  • Is a research paper or other project, as appropriate
  • Integrates the student’s thematic and regional concentrations
  • Draws from and incorporates the student’s foreign language(s) and international experience(s)
  • Necessitates the expertise and guidance of a Capstone Mentor
  • Has an Honors Track option

Preparing for INTL-I 400:

  • Build relationships with faculty who share your interests
  • Keep track of readings or resources that interest you in other classes
  • Think about how your interests relate and try to select relevant courses when possible
  • Take a look at a Sample Capstone Seminar syllabus  
  • See a selection of past I400 theses titles; sample theses are available in the International Studies advisor's office.

Publishing your thesis

Students are encouraged to submit their research paper for publication to the following journals: