(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, 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

We recommend that in advance of registering for the Capstone, you begin to select coursework samples and archive your work 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 and Integrative

Multiple reflections on course connection and learning are the focus of the ePortfolio. You will review the courses you have taken to fulfill UB Curriculum requirements and critically reflect on your learning. During this process, you will select course “artifacts” to represent important aspects of your learning across courses. These artifacts are placed in your Capstone ePortfolio, along with captions that describe the purpose for including the particular piece of work and the aspect of learning it demonstrates. You will integrate the knowledge and experiences from your UB Curriculum courses by making connections across classroom learning, co-curricular activities, and lived experiences. 

Learning Outcomes

Having completed the Capstone, you will be able to:

  • Articulate connections across different academic disciplines and perspectives.
  • Adapt and apply skills, abilities, theories or methodologies acquired in one situation to new situations.
  • Connect relevant experiences and academic knowledge.
  • Identify a valid learning philosophy and anticipate future challenges where that philosophy can be applied. 
  • Support arguments with relevant and properly cited artifacts and sources.
  • Integrate different forms of communication to enhance meaning (prose, sound, visual media).
  • Apply your understanding of digital citizenship to create an academic capstone ePortfolio.

Register for UBC 399

You can register for UBC 399 once 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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