Capstone Course: Integrating your MA-IS Studies and Research (Revision 1)
Delivery Mode: Grouped study
Prerequisite: Taken as the last course in the program.
Program: Master of Arts Integrated Studies
The goal of MAIS 700: Capstone Course will be to guide students in a reflective process on the integrated and interdisciplinary pathways of their studies in the MA-IS Program. This reflective process will culminate in the writing of a final essay that focuses the principles of interdisciplinary study on a topic of the student’s choice, a topic of primary interest and importance to the student in which they test, evaluate, and demonstrate the effectiveness of integrative, interdisciplinary thinking and methods.
To receive credit for this course, students must participate in the online activities, successfully complete the assignments, and achieve a final mark of at least 60 per cent. Students should be familiar with the Master of Arts—Integrated Studies grading system. Please note that it is students' responsibility to maintain their program status. Any student who receives a grade of "F" in one course, or a grade of "C" in more than one course, may be required to withdraw from the program.
The following table summarizes the evaluation activities and the credit weights associated with them.
|Final Project Essay Outline||20%|
|Final Project Essay||50%|
The course materials for MAIS 700 include the items listed below:
- Repko, Allen, William H. Newell, Rick Szostak, eds. Case Studies in Interdisciplinary Research. Los Angeles: Sage, 2012.
Athabasca University Online Materials
Course Home Page: You will find Course Information (including the Assignment File and other pertinent information) at the top of the course home page. You will also find your Study Guide presented unit by unit online. You will find your assignments and links to submit your work to your professor on the course home page.
Athabasca University Library: Students are encouraged to browse the Library's Web site to review the Library collection of journal databases, electronic journals, and digital reference tools: http://library.athabascau.ca.
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 1, September 1, 2012.
Updated April 29 2016 by Student & Academic Services