Project 2: WRCT 300 is intended for seniors who have a single, significant experience or project they wish to unpack. Seniors may take the course while they participating in that experience, or after they have completed it. The student’s chosen experience should be one that extends over a significant amount of time and might include:
- Organizing or participating in a student forum
- Serving as a teaching apprentice
- Working in a research lab
- Community service work
- Studying abroad
- Organizing a speaker or film series or other related events
- Creating a nonprofit organization or small business
- An unusual or impactful work experience
Over the course of the semester, students will be asked to consider the details of their experience, including the range of tasks they completed, skills they developed, challenges they faced, and how they brought their liberal education to bear on the activities that constituted the activity.
Project 2: WRCT 300 may be useful for students who have participated in an activity related to their major that they would like to count as their capstone experience but do not want the final “product” of that experience to be a traditional academic paper. Students who want to use Project 2 in this way should seek approval for this alternative capstone with faculty in their major.
Project 2: WRCT 300 may also be useful for students applying to graduate school, medical school, or law school and want to work on the narrative that will become part of their personal statement.