Boston University – Social Pedagogy and General Education: The CGS Capstone Project

At the College of General Studies, Boston University, sophomores work in groups of 5-7 students on a Capstone project at the end of their sophomore year. The project requires that each group of students conduct research on one of approximately 20 topics that have been described by professors in the division of Natural Science, Social Science, or Humanities (the divisions rotate the responsibility for writing topics); the topics concern real-world problems such as our country’s use of drones, or our relationship with N. Korea, or the local effects of global climate change. The groups must then write a 50-page research paper that analyzes the contexts of the problem they have selected and that proposes a viable solution to the problem.

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