Liberal Studies students can
begin taking their three required Tutorials once they have completed 60 credits.
The one-credit exploratory
Tutorials are where students
begin identifying the topic or research question to be taken up in their three- or
six-credit Graduating Projects.
completing your Tutorials, you meet with your Faculty
Advisor on a biweekly basis to explore current issues,
questions, readings, and creative or research methods related to your emerging
area of interest.
You will tie everything
together in your Grad Project. The Grad Project is in an integrative
capstone project that includes scholarly writing and research but may also
include a community engagement or creative component.
For more information, explore the Tutorial and Grad Project Resources available in the LSBA Student Resources site on CapUMoodle. This site is accessible to all current Capilano University students.
Any Capilano University faculty
member. When setting up their tutorials, students typically approach past
instructors and/or work with the Liberal Studies degree coordinator to identify
faculty members with appropriate subject-area expertise.
must approach prospective faculty advisors at least one term in advance of the desired start date.
When introducing yourself and your project, we recommend bringing a draft copy
of the Tutorial or Grad Project Application Form to begin the conversation. Once
you have a faculty advisor in place, deliver a signed hard copy of the Application form to
the Liberal Studies degree coordinator in advance of the deadlines below.
Students who would like assistance identifying potential faculty advisors
are invited to meet with the Liberal Studies degree coordinator.
This is your very own course. You will design
the course outline in collaboration with your Faculty Advisor. The assignments
and activities will be determined by your individual focus and emerging project
aims. Everything you need to get started, has been uploaded to the LBST Student Resources site on CapU Moodle.
Students must request approval for each Tutorial and Grad Project one term
in advance of the desired
start date. Please deliver signed hard copies of the Approval forms to
the Liberal Studies degree coordinator.
If the above date falls on a weekend, the
application forms are due on the Monday.
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