• A Hartwick professor discussing Botany with a student.
  • Hartwick students giving a presentation in front of the class.
  • A Hartwick student using a microscope for research.
  • A Hartwick student using a microscope in the science lab.

Capstone Seminar

The Capstone Seminar is designed to explore a set of significant social and ethical issues from several cultural and ethnic perspectives. In the process, students will be encouraged to apply the knowledge and analytical skills they have acquired while pursuing the minor in U.S. ethnic studies. This will be carried out through a dialogue with their peers and the faculty seminar leader(s).

More specifically, the seminar seeks to:
  • recognize and examine the complexity of the social, personal and moral questions involved in addressing U.S. cultural diversity;
  • develop in a student a capacity for listening, understanding and applying concepts, techniques and value assessments applied by their peers or the faculty seminar leader(s) to the issues at hand.

Courses that satisfy the Capstone Seminar requirement will be so identified among the Contemporary Issues Seminars (CIS) in the Interdisciplinary (INTR) section of the annual schedule of courses.