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Wadiya A Udell
BIS 499
Bothell Campus

Portfolio Capstone

Focuses on developing a learning and professional portfolio, advancing skills of critical thinking and interdisciplinary synthesis, and honing writing and presentation capacities for appropriate audiences. Stresses collaboration with other graduating students. Prerequisite: BIS 300.

Class description

BIS 499 Portfolio Capstone will focus on the completion of a student’s final learning/professional portfolio, picking up on the work they have completed in BIS 300 Interdisciplinary Inquiry and throughout the program. It will allow students to step back from the learning they have done in individual courses, focusing on the connections among those courses and the links between the student’s overall academic accomplishments and their diverse contexts.

Student learning goals

Develop a learning and professional portfolio.

Advance skills of critical thinking and interdisciplinary synthesis.

Hone writing and presentation capacities for appropriate audiences

Collaborate with other graduating students.

General method of instruction

Discussion and "workshoping" writing.

Recommended preparation

BIS 300 Prerequisite

Class assignments and grading

Mostly writing and revising writing.

BIS 499 is a writing-intensive (W) course. Students must receive a minimum course grade of 2.5 in the portfolio capstone to graduate.


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 Wadiya A Udell
Date: 10/17/2011