Bachelor of Integrative Studies
Dodge Hall, Room 137
118 Library Dr
Rochester, MI 48309-4479
(248) 370-3229
Fax: (248) 370-3261

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(except on recognized holidays)

Capstone Course (HS 402)

BIS Students are required to complete the BIS Capstone Course, HS 402 Field Experience in Integrative Studies. This course, taken at the end of the plan of study coursework, is designed to integrate previous academic coursework into a coherent understanding of how the educational experience serves to enhance individual and community well being. It includes a research project, service learning project, and an electronic career portfolio.

Course Content and Objectives

The capstone course is designed to integrate knowledge gained through the general education requirement and your individual major. We will explore knowledge integration, specifically how the knowledge fields you have encountered through your education relate to individual and community well being, as well as broader social contexts. In this course we will examine the foundations and perspectives of several disciplines. This course will improve your ability to read closely, write and think critically, communicate clearly, research effectively and work collaboratively.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate the ability to:
  • Cope with a complex problem
  • Identify the defining elements of disciplines relevant to the problem
  • Assess the relationships among disciplines relevant to the problem
  • Integrate insights into the problem
  • Understand a problem that is more comprehensive than is possible using a single subject approach
  • Apply APA writing style
  • Function as a member of a collaborative learning experience
  • to write formal papers
  • to communicate effectively in speaking and writing 
View a sample syllabus for the course.