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									A PROPOSAL FOR A SENIOR CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE IN THE UNDERGRADUATE HONORS PROGRAM

Please note: You must submit this proposal, as an e-mail attachment to honors@kennesaw.edu, to the Honors Office by the LAST DAY OF CLASSES of the semester BEFORE you are scheduled to take the Honors Senior Capstone course, Honors 4499. Please make sure (1) your supervising instructor and Honors mentor have approved this proposal, (2) you have discussed its terms with the Honors Director, AND (3) you have received clearance from the Honors Office to register for Honors 4499 before submitting your formal proposal.
Name: Address: City: Home Telephone: E-mail address: Anticipated Date of Graduation: Name of Honors Faculty Mentor: Name of Project’s Supervising Instructor (if different from mentor): Major: State: Zip Code: Work Telephone: KSU I.D. Number:

My Senior Capstone Experience can be defined as:
an original research project an original synthesis of research and information already in my major field a project that applies existing research to a new context, providing original insights into my major field a

original creative work (Fine Arts majors only)

a substantial service learning project that is based in my major and for which I am the primary coordinator

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I. PROJECT DESCRIPTION
Please describe your capstone project in detail, including its major stages and the deadlines by which you anticipate completing each stage.

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II. GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF FINAL PRODUCT

Please describe, as specifically as you can, the nature and (if applicable) major divisions of your final product. If you will be writing a formal Honors thesis, for example, you will need to explain here, with some elaboration, that your product will include an abstract, introduction, and literature review that puts your project in the context of existing research in your field. You will also need to outline the major divisions of the body of your thesis. If you will be submitting an original creative work as your capstone product, you will need to explain here, with some elaboration, that you will write a formal introduction to that work, putting it in the context of other artistic traditions and explaining the process you followed in creating it. If you will be spearheading a major service learning project, you will need to explain here that you will be submitting a variety of products for your project, including correspondence, the details of website construction, any documents you create and distribute as part of the project, AND a formal written introduction n which you detail the process of designing and implementing the project and put it in the context of related research in your field.

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II. PROJECT JUSTIFICATION Please explain what makes this project stand apart from the theoretical or applied research that has already been done in your field, or its creative precedents. Or, if your project is based in service learning, please explain how it addresses major issues or concerns in your major field from an unusually challenging or original perspective.

Explain how this project will make an investigative or creative contribution to your major field. Include an explanation of how the product of your capstone experience will be disseminated to a broader audience, whether within the university setting or beyond it.

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Explain how this project will benefit you.

[ATTACH A WORKING BIBLIOGRAPHY OF YOUR RESEARCH SOURCES HERE, CITING AT LEAST FIVE SOURCES, AND PREFERABLY TEN OR MORE.]

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III. PROJECT APPROVAL I agree to complete the project described above as a means of fulfilling the final requirement of my Honors curriculum.
Signature:________________________________________________ Honors Student

We agree that this is a valid project for an Honors-level Senior Capstone Experience in the student’s major, and authorize him/her to proceed.
Signature:_________________________________________________ Supervising Instructor Signature:______________________________________________________ Student’s Honors Mentor (if different from supervising instructor)

Signature:______________________________________________________

Honors Director (on behalf of the Honors Council)


								
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