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 202or 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.