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American Ethnic Studies

AES 499W Senior Capstone in AES (1)

This course provides the opportunity for culminating experience in American Ethnic Studies, one in which students integrate their knowledge from coursework with their own intellectual curiosity and professional interests. As the capstone course for the major, students may select between an internship supervised by on-site professionals, or a thesis for which they conduct original research. Through the internship, students spend 12 to 15 hours each week working for a community organization, institution or program in the Oregon community, and develop an applied research project. Students selecting the thesis will apply their knowledge gained in the major to an original research question of their own choosing, which they will develop and test over the course of the semester. Through a program of directed reading, research and writing, seminar discussion and peer review, the internship/thesis project will allow students to consider the range of theoretical, epistemological and methodological approaches to examining how race and ethnicity relate to history, power, culture and voice in the United States.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Writing-centered
  • Prerequisite: Senior standing with a minimum of 6 AES electives, AES 330 and consent of instructor.
  • Offering: Annually
  • Instructor: Staff