Capstone
(UBC 399)

A holistic reflection of your learning experiences — the culmination of your UB Curriculum program.

UB Curriculum Capstone (UBC 399) is your culminating general education requirement. It is a one-credit course in which you will work in the UBLearns Portfolio tool, with the support of your Capstone instructor, to create a reflective and integrative Capstone ePortfolio based on your UB Curriculum coursework and lived experiences outside of the classroom.

The Capstone ePortfolio

You will create your Capstone ePortfolio using the UBLearns Portfolio tool. More information about the tool will be provided when your course begins.

We recommend that in advance of registering for the Capstone, students begin to select coursework samples and archive your work in UB Box as you proceed through the UB Curriculum coursework. With the Capstone instructor’s guidance and support, you will create the Capstone ePortfolio in a step-by-step process throughout the term. The instructor will periodically review sections of the portfolio and provide you with constructive feedback. You are required to successfully complete UBC 399 to be eligible for graduation.

The Capstone ePortfolio is Reflective

You will review the courses you have taken to fulfill UB Curriculum requirements and critically reflect on your learning in each course. During this process, you will select at least one course “artifact” to represent an important aspect of your learning in the course. This artifact is placed in your Capstone ePortfolio, along with a short criteria statement that describes the purpose for including this particular piece of work and the aspect of learning it demonstrates.

The Capstone ePortfolio is Integrative

You will integrate the knowledge and experiences from your Pathways into a meaningful, cross-disciplinary body of knowledge through completion of two integrative essays: one for your Thematic Pathway and one for your Global Pathway.

Register for UBC 399

You can register for UBC 399 as soon you have either completed or are registered for all other UB Curriculum requirements. The UB Seminar is a pre-requisite for UBC 399. Make sure that you have used the Path Finder Tool to select and save your Pathway courses to HUB. Once your Academic Advising Report (AAR) shows that all areas of the UB Curriculum — with the exception of the Capstone — are satisfied, you can register for UBC 399. If you are not yet Capstone-ready, your registration for UBC 399 will be blocked.

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