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Senior Capstone Courses

Portland State University has forged strong ties with the surrounding community and tailors its courses to prepare students for the multitude of exciting challenges that await them in college and beyond. Each 6-credit, community-based learning course is designed by a Portland State faculty member to provide students with the opportunity to apply, in a team context, what they have learned in their major and in their other University Studies courses to a real challenge emanating from the metropolitan community. Interdisciplinary teams of students address these real challenges and produce a summation product under the instruction of a PSU faculty member.

Each Capstone's purpose is to further enhance student learning while cultivating crucial life abilities that are important both academically and professionally: establishing connections within the larger community, developing strategies for analyzing and addressing problems, and working with others trained in fields different from one's own.

For information on the location and times for specific Capstone courses for the current term, please refer to PSU's Class Schedule.

NOTE:  Due to the demand for Senior Capstones, students who miss the first class and fail to notify the instructor may be dropped from the course in order to enroll another student(s) into the course.