History and Sociology Majors Presented Senior Capstone Projects

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Twenty-three Westminster College senior history majors and 15 senior sociology majors presented their capstone research Dec. 9 in the Witherspoon Maple Room of the McKelvey Campus Center. 

Faculty advisers for the history projects are Dr. Patricia Clark, associate professor, and Dr. David Twining, professor.

Sociology faculty advisers are Dr. Gary Lilly, associate professor and director of institutional research; Dr. Kristin Park, professor and chair of Westminster's Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice Studies; and Dr. Kristenne Robison, assistant professor.

At Westminster, the final component of liberal studies is a senior study, or capstone, course.  The capstone is a four-semester-hour (minimum) course within the major designed to provide an opportunity for students to evaluate and assess the strengths and limitations of their major field.

The capstone experience permits opportunity for structured reflection on the value of education in and beyond the major and provides an opportunity to strengthen communication and problem-solving skills.

Contact Robison at (724) 946-6033 or email for additional information.

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Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster, a top-tier liberal arts college, ranks third in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 6th among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 376 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

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