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COLL498 - Senior Seminar in General Studies

Course Details

Course Code: COLL498 Course ID: 3972 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

In this course, students will develop an independent interdisciplinary project showcasing learned knowledge, academic and research skills, writing abilities, and presentation strategies. Approved projects will demonstrate application of prior coursework, the interdisciplinary nature of the program of study, and substantial researched knowledge that demonstrates the ability to synthesize and broadly integrate subject-specific and cross-disciplinary knowledge and to connect theory and application. This course also addresses capstone work by considering overall academic accomplishments in light of specific personal and career goals. COLL498 is to be taken after all other General Studies courses have been satisfactorily completed. Student must have SENIOR standing to register. (Prerequisites: COLL300 and completion of a minimum of 105 hours towards your program)


Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
01/27/20 - 07/03/20 07/06/20 - 08/30/20 Summer 2020 Session B 8 Week session
02/24/20 - 07/31/20 08/03/20 - 09/27/20 Summer 2020 Session I 8 Week session
03/30/20 - 09/04/20 09/07/20 - 11/01/20 Summer 2020 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Apply attributes of a life-long learner through creating and executing assets from the classroom;
  2. Evaluate steps and actions to achieve academic, personal, and professional goals;
  3. Demonstrate senior level communication skills;
  4. Synthesize prior learning, knowledge, and experiences in building new skills and obtaining new concepts;
  5. Integrate learning forming logical connections between theory and application through a wide field of subjects;
  6. Demonstrate critical thinking skills through inquiry, analysis, and evaluation;
  7. Apply interdisciplinary learning to research, writing, and project development;
  8. Create a research based project aligned with professional, personal, and/or academic interests; and
  9. Construct plan for transition from status of an undergraduate student at APUS.


Participation in classroom dialogue on threaded Forums is required. Forums are scheduled weekly and found in the Forums tab in the classroom. Initial Forum posts are due Thursdays, peer responses are due Sundays. Specific instructions and the grading rubric are located on each Forum.

This course includes Assignments. Instructions and specific grading rubrics are found under the Assignments tab in our classroom.

Extra Credit:

Extra credit is not offered in this course.

NameGrade %
Discussion Forums 30.00 %
Week 1 Forum 4.29 %
Week 2 Forum 4.29 %
Week 3 Forum 4.29 %
Week 4 Forum 4.29 %
Week 5/6 Forum 4.29 %
Week 7 Forum 4.29 %
Week 8 Forum 4.29 %
Assignments 70.00 %
Annotated Bibliography 14.00 %
Career Services Coaching Inventory 14.00 %
Interdisciplinary Project 21.00 %
ePortfolio 21.00 %

Required Course Readings

All required readings and materials are provided to students in the course. Students will click on the "Required Readings and Resources" link in the Lessons tab to access their materials.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.