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Leslie Ashbaugh
BCULST 512
Bothell Campus

Cultural Studies and its Publics

Focuses on the completion and public presentation of the students' individual or collaborative capstone projects, including the annual MA symposium and the completion of the individual student's program portfolio. Prerequisite: BCULST 511. Offered: AWSpS.

Class description

This course marks the concluding course in the capstone series for the MACS Capstone year. In this course the students will complete the analysis and writing of their findings, and begin to shift from the position of researcher to that of public intellectual or cultural worker as they complete the capstone and portfolio. Students will explore questions about how and where the work will be disseminated and extended beyond a local academic audience. The students will be expected to present their work at the annual MA capstone conference as well as complete their portfolio and capstone project.

Student learning goals

To complete analysis of findings and writing of capstone project

To develop skills in imagining, presenting, and responding to diverse audiences.

To develop a rationale and plan for the dissemination of the capstone project.

To develop a process for an ethical and well-timed disengagement from community partner/site (if applicable).

To extend and/or frame the work completed in MACS into a form that will support future professional development or work.

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Leslie Ashbaugh
Date: 01/25/2012