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SSGS696 - Master's Project Capstone Seminar

Course Details

Course Code: SSGS696 Course ID: 4948 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

The School of Security and Global Studies Masters Project Capstone course gives students the opportunity to address issues of public importance that are directly or closely related to their own career, occupation, profession or current position. Creative projects as program capstones may derive from a wide variety of organizationally defined formats such as legislative proposals (local, state or federal), amicus briefs, standard operating procedures, training program manual, procedure manuals, organizational change proposals, communication plans, or recruitment plans to name but a few. The format will be proposed by the student and approved by the instructor. The creative project must demonstrate originality and will follow the style requirements set by the student's academic discipline. For example, a criminal justice student would present work in accordance with the current American Psychological Association (APA) Publication Manual. NOTE: It is mandatory for students to contact their Academic Advising team when they are 2 or 3 courses out from the capstone. Guidance on the format of the research study proposal and a sample proposal are contained in the APUS Research Study Manual. NOTE: This course may not be taken until all other courses are COMPLETED. THIS COURSE IS 16 WEEKS.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
06/24/19 - 11/29/19 12/02/19 - 03/22/20 Fall 2019 Session C 16 Week session
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 04/26/20 Winter 2020 Session A 16 Week session
08/26/19 - 01/31/20 02/03/20 - 05/24/20 Winter 2020 Session K 16 Week session
09/30/19 - 02/28/20 03/02/20 - 06/21/20 Winter 2020 Session C 16 Week session
10/28/19 - 04/03/20 04/06/20 - 07/26/20 Spring 2020 Session A 16 Week session
11/25/19 - 05/01/20 05/04/20 - 08/23/20 Spring 2020 Session K 16 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

CO1: Assess the leading approaches to managing organizations related to your academic discipline.

CO2: Evaluate the moral, legal, and ethical aspects of decision-making in your academic discipline.

CO3: Evaluate the government budgeting process and funding of government programs and organizations related to your academic discipline.

CO4: Appraise the role of government organizations in public policy development and implementation related to your academic discipline.

CO5: Develop solutions to a public issue that take into account multiple stakeholders and decision-makers related to your academic discipline.

CO6: Implement the core concept of public service by providing evidence of service to the public or nonprofit sector related to your academic discipline.

CO7: Critique a difficult political situation and offer creative and innovative solutions that take into account multiple stakeholders and decision-makers related to your academic discipline related to your academic discipline.

CO8: Implement the core concept of public service by providing evidence of service to the public or nonprofit sector related to your academic discipline.

CO9: Assess the part diversity, or lack thereof, plays in your academic discipline.

Forums

Instructions and grading expectations for all forums will appear in the Forums section of the course site.

Assignment(s)

Instructions and grading expectations for all assignments will appear in the Assignments section of the course site.

Exam(s)

Instructions and grading expectations for all exams will appear in the Tests & Quizzes section of the course site.

NameGrade %
Discussion 1 2.00 %
Week 1 Forum 2.00 %
Proposal 8.00 %
Proposal (Week 2) 8.00 %
Lit Review 15.00 %
Literature Review (Week 5) 15.00 %
Draft Project 10.00 %
Draft Project (week 14) 10.00 %
3 Minute Thesis 20.00 %
Three Minute Capstone (Week 15) 20.00 %
Final Project 40.00 %
Final Project (week 16) 40.00 %
Peregrine or Reflection 5.00 %
Peregrine Testing or Reflection Paper 5.00 %

Weekly lessons and assigned readings are available in the course site.

Book Title:There are no required books for this course.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.