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Capstone

Important

Students should review the Capstone section in the program description for their major before selecting Capstone courses and, as with all areas of the Core, should consult with college or program advisors before enrolling in Capstone courses.

Capstone courses are intended to be intensive experiences in critical analysis, designed to broaden students' perspectives beyond their culture or discipline, and provide an opportunity for integration of previous courses in the major and in the Core Curriculum.

The following courses satisfy the Capstone requirement in the original Core Curriculum.

For courses that satisfy Silver Core CO 13, please view the General Catalog, select the 2016 Draft Catalog in the dropdown menu, and select 7. Core Curriculum in the sidebar.

GENERAL CAPSTONE COURSES
AGSC 467  Natural Resource and Environmental Economics
ANTH 405  Language, Religion and Politics
ANTH 413/ART 466/BASQ 466  Museums, Architecture, City Renewal
ANTH 414/BASQ 471  Basque Culture
ANTH 436  History of Anthropology
ANTH 477/BASQ 477  War, Occupation and Memory in the Basque Country
ART 444  Fashion History and Style to 1660
ART 445  Fashion History and Style II: 1660
ART 446  Fashion History and Style 1900-Present
ART 448/BASQ 448  Basque Art, Politics, and Identity in a Global Context
ART 466/ANTH 413/BASQ 466  Museums, Architecture, City Renewal
ART 478  Beauty and the Body
ART 486  Visualizing Queer Memory
ART 487  German Art 1900-Present
BASQ 407  Contemporary Basque Politics
BASQ 448/ART 448  Basque Art, Politics, and Identity in a Global Context
BASQ 466/ANTH 413/ART 466  Museums, Architecture, City Renewal
BASQ 471/ANTH 414  Basque Culture
BASQ 477/ANTH 477  War, Occupation and Memory in the Basque Country
CHS 421  Health & Wellness Across the Lifespan
CHS 440  Injury and Violence Prevention
CHS 450  The History, Science and Politics of Vaccines
CHS 461  The World's Health
CHS 470  Introduction to Public Health and Aging
CHS 474  Social Psychology of Public Health
CHS 476  AIDS: Psychosocial & Health Concerns
COM 412  Intercultural Communication
COM 468  Facilitating Difficult Discussions
CRJ 420  Jurisprudence
CRJ 427  Struggle for Justice
CRJ 479  Feminist Jurisprudence: Violence against Women
CRJ 489 Star Trek, Law, and Ethics
DAN 467  Dance Criticisms and Aesthetics
ECON 334  Economic History of U.S.
ECON 442  History of Economic Ideas
ECON 454  Economics of Government Regulation
ECON 461  Chinese Economy
EDUC 413  Education for a Changing World
EL 498  Educational Leadership in Contemporary Society
ENG 300  Nevada in Literature
ENG 333  Professional Communications
ENG 340  Myth and Archetype
ENG 345/WMST 345  Literature of Ethnic Minorities in the U.S.
ENG 401B  Advanced Non-Fiction
ENG 427A/WMST 427A  Women and Literature
ENG 484A  The Bible As Literature
ENG 490A/WMST 489  Gender and Sexual Identity in Literature
ENG 491A  Major Texts of the Environmental Movement
ENG 492A  Language, Science, and Society
ENG 492C  Language and Culture
ENG 493A  American Ideas
ENG 497B  Ethnicity, Gender, and American Identity
FREN 406/WMST 406  Francophone Literature and Films in Translation
GEOG 400/NRES 400  International Issues for Water Development
GEOG 422  Climate Solutions: Local to Global Perspectives
GEOG 464  Identity and the Environment
GEOG 477  Geography and Film
GEOG 488/HIST 488  Creating North American Landscapes
GEOG 488B/HIST 488B  Lake Tahoe Landscapes
GEOL 405  Geology of the National Parks
GER 492  Germany and Its Past: 1933 to Present
HDFS 438  Children and Families in a Multiethnic Society
HGPS 410  Literature of the Holocaust
HGPS 415  Vietnam: Conflict and Consequences
HGPS 421  Concepts in Peace Studies and Nonviolence
HIST 403  Modern American Civilizations
HIST 403A  Tourism, Imperialism, and Culture
HIST 404C  Social Movements in the United States
HIST 406  War, Culture, and Society in American History
HIST 406D  The Civil War in American Culture
HIST 408  World War II From a Global Perspective
HIST 408A  World War II Goes to the Movies
HIST 417C  The West as National Experience
HIST 427A  Culture and Society in European History II
HIST 432  History of Women in the United States
HIST 439  Religion and Society in Latin America
HIST 441  American Environmental History
HIST 442/WMST 442  Women in Latin America
HIST 465C  The Making of Modern Ireland
HIST 467  Modern Jewish History
HIST 477  Culture and Society in Modern Africa
HIST 479  Race and Ethnicity in American History
HIST 480/PHIL 480  Science, Technology and Society
HIST 480B  Renaissance Science and the Secrets of Nature
HIST 481  Mind, Madness, and Culture: Psychotherapy in Eur and Amer
HIST 482  The Age of Discovery: 1300-1600
HIST 488/GEOG 488  Creating North American Landscapes
HIST 488B/GEOG 488B  Lake Tahoe Landscapes
HIST 490A  History of Early Medicine
HIST 490B  Social History of Medicine in the Modern Era
HIST 493/WMST 493  Queer History & Theory
HP 403  World Architecture
JOUR 413  History of Journalism
MGT 462  Changing Environments
MGT 496  Strategic Management and Policy
MINE 472  World Mineral Economics
MUS 420  History and Methods of Television Music
MUS 421/WMST 421  Gender and Ethnicity in American Music
MUS 425  Film Music
MUS 431  Exploring World Music
NRES 400/GEOG 400  International Issues for Water Development
NRES 494  Rangeland and forest Policy and Administration
PHIL 476  The Self: Philosophic and Psychoanalytic Explorations
PHIL 480/HIST 480  Science, Technology and Society
PHYS 400  Energy: Principles, Sources and Problems
PSC 400F  Politics in Film
PSC 401E  Politics of Nevada
PSC 403C  Environmental Policy
PSC 403J  Political Ethics and Political Corruptions
PSC 403K Problems in American Public Policy
PSC 403M  Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Policy
PSC 405H  International Human Rights
PSC 405I  Holocaust and Genocide
PSC 407A  Political Systems of Western Europe
PSC 407B  Political Systems of East Asia
PSC 407C  Political Systems of Russia and East-Central Europe
PSC 407E  Political Systems of Latin America
PSC 407F  Political Systems of China
PSC 407J  Nationalism
PSC 407S  Comparative Political Economy
PSC 407V  Contemporary Basque Politics
PSC 407W  Terrorism
PSC 407X Suicide Terrorism
PSC 407Y Democratization and Authoritarianism
PSC 409G Politics and Literature in the 20th Century
PSC 409K  Jurisprudence
PSY 408 History of Psychology
PSY 410 Philosophical Criticisms of Psychological Research
PSY 467/WMST 467 Psychology of Gender
SOC 333  Religion and Society
SOC 342  Social Stratification
SOC 350  Social Change
SOC 376  The Community
SOC 379 Ethnic and Race Relations
SOC 391  Bureaucracy and Large
SOC 405  Third-World Societies
SOC 406  Globalization and Society
SOC 409/WMST 409  Gendered Violence
SOC 453/WMST 453  Gender and Society
SOC 457  Society and Health
SOC 458  Sociology of Mental Health
SOC 463  Social Psychology of Education
SOC 464  Conformity and Deviance
SOC 480  The Family
SOC 483/WMST 486  Family Violence
SOC 495  Work and Occupations
SW 462  Lesbian and Gay Lives
SW 466  Disability: Social and Health Issues
SW 467  Women: Biographies and Issues
THTR 401  Costume Design
THTR 481  History of Theatre I
THTR 482  History of Theatre II
VM 481  Animals in Human Cultures
WLL 450  Hispanic Women's Literature in English Translation
WLL 460  Politics and Literature in the 20th Century
WLL 470  Multiculturalism in Literature and Film
WMST 300  Genders, Cultures, and Identities
WMST 345/ENG 345  Literature of Ethnic Minorities in the U.S.
WMST 406/FREN 406  Francophone Literature and Films in Translation
WMST 409/SOC 409  Gendered Violence
WMST 419  Men and Masculinities
WMST 421/MUS 421  Gender and Ethnicity in American Music
WMST 427A/ENG 427A  Women and Literature
WMST 430  Gender, Literature, and the Arts
WMST 442/HIST 442  Women in Latin America
WMST 450 Feminist Theory and Methods
WMST 453/SOC 453  Gender and Society
WMST 467/PSY 467 Psychology of Gender
WMST 479  Beauty and the Body
WMST 486/SOC 483  Family Violence
WMST 489/ENG 490A  Gender and Sexual Identity in Literature
WMST 493/HIST 493  Queer History & Theory
MAJOR CAPSTONE COURSES
AGSC 415  Ethics and Economics of Biotechnology
ANTH 455  Archaeological Theory
ART 475  History of Photography
AST 497 Astronomy Senior Thesis
ATMS 497  Senior Thesis
BCH 407  Senior Thesis I
BCH 408  Senior Thesis II
BIOL 415  Evolution
CEE 427  Capstone Design Project
CEE 431  Pavement Analysis and Design
CEE 443  Foundation Engineering Design
CEE 456  Design of Water Treatment Systems
CEE 457  Design of Wastewater Treatment and Reuse Systems
CEE 481  Structural Steel Design
CHE 450  Techniques of Process Design, Economics and Safety
CHE 482  Design Project
CHEM 439  Green Chemistry and Sustainability
CHEM 495  Senior Thesis in Chemistry I
CHEM 496  Senior Thesis in Chemistry II
CHS 405  Spirituality and Health
CHS 410  Seminar in Integrative Health
COM 475  Communication and Community Engagement
CPE 426  Senior Projects in Computer Engineering
CRJ 411  Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
CRJ 413  Dilemmas in Law and Law Enforcement
CRJ 475  Women and the Criminal Justice System
CS 425  Software Engineering
CS 426  Senior Projects in Computer Science
EE 490  Electrical Projects Laboratory
EE 491  Engineering Design/Analysis
ENG 492B  Language, Literature and Culture
ENGR 301  Engineering Communications and Societal Integration
ENV 467/NRES 467  Regional and Global Issues in Environment Sciences
GE 487  Geological Engineering Design
GEOG 418  Geographic Thought
GEOL 451  Summer Field Geology
GPH 492  Applied Geophysics
HON 491  Honors Thesis II
MATH 420  Mathematical Modeling
MATH 487  Deterministic Operations Research
ME 451 System Design
ME 452  Design Synthesis
MGT 496  Strategic Management and Policy
MICR 483  Infectious Diseases
MINE 418  Mine Feasibility
MSE 450  Techniques of Process Design, Economics and Safety
MSE 482  Design Project
NRES 467/ENV 467  Regional and Global Issues in Environment Sciences
NRES 498 Rangeland Restoration Ecology
NURS 445  Advanced Leadership and Management for Professional Nursing
NURS 453  Care of Clients With Complex Health Alterations: Theory
NUTR 485  Nutrition Research and Contemporary Issues
PHYS 497  Senior Thesis
PSY 452  Psychology of Trauma
SPA 467  Communications and Language Disorders in Children

Official statement on the Capstone requirement in the General Catalog:

Capstone Courses (six credits)

Students should review the Capstone section in the program description for their major before selecting Capstone courses. Students should consult with college or program advisors before enrolling in Core courses.

Students should take the last two courses in the University Core Curriculum during their senior year. The pair of required capstone courses build upon the Core Curriculum and courses in the student's major. The courses deal with ethical and substantive issues, problems and themes that affect the world community; they offer an analysis of different cultures and traditions, or issues relating to science and society. It is recommended that students complete all other Core Curriculum requirements, including the Core Humanities sequence, prior to enrolling in capstone courses. Students may not enroll in Capstone courses unless they meet the following prerequisites: ENG 102 , CH 201 , CH 202 or CH 203 ; junior or senior standing.

At least one capstone course must be taken outside the department of the student's major. (Students in ABET-accredited engineering programs may take both capstone courses in the major.) Capstone courses are identified each semester in the class schedule. Students with questions about the appropriateness of a particular capstone course should see their advisor.

NOTE: Students who have satisfied ALL requirements to graduate with a dual major have satisfied the Capstone requirement for both majors if they have satisfied the Capstone requirement for one of the majors. If the student retreats to the pursuit of a single major, then the original Capstone policy applies and at least one Capstone course must be taken outside the major department.

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