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Gail M. Nomura
AES 495
Seattle Campus

Senior Seminar

Focus on a central comparative theme for individual research topics.

Class description

This course is the senior capstone seminar for majors in American Ethnic Studies. The course is designed so that students may demonstrate their mastery of the field of American Ethnic Studies as well as extend their understanding of its dimensions. Students will research and write a major paper on a topic they choose in consultation with the instructor.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

This seminar is structured around active student participation. Students are expected to attend all class meetings, complete all assignments by the date it is scheduled on the syllabus, and contribute to class discussion in substantive ways. The major requirement for the seminar is an original research paper of 20-25 pages of text (typed, double-spaced pages. 12 font, one-inch margins) in addition to footnotes or endnotes and an annotated bibliography.


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 Gail M. Nomura
Date: 04/07/2008