Capstone Seminar – CLED 489

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This required course will be completed in the final semester of the student’s degree program and will be based on the knowledge and skills acquired in earlier course work. The student will complete a capstone project developed through the concepts learned throughout the program allowing them to showcase their leadership skills and understanding of the structure and culture of an organization.

Prerequisites

CLED 300, 365; Senior status

Rationale

The purpose of the capstone course is to guide the student in synthesizing and integrating his/her knowledge and understanding of Christian leadership and management into a final project. The course is to be taken in the final semester of the student’s program to allow for a full incorporation of all prior course work. The course allows for the student to showcase his/her leadership and management skills.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Apply concepts from courses within his/her major toward the completion of a capstone project.
  2. Develop a personal philosophy of leadership and statement of purpose.
  3. Display understanding of practical aspects of leadership and organizational dynamics.
  4. Apply biblical principles to personal leadership and organizational structure.
  5. Demonstrate understanding of leadership and management philosophies.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (5)

The student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be 250 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 1 other classmates’ thread. Each reply must be 150 words. (MLOs: A, C, E)

Capstone Project

The student will write a 10–12-page research-based paper in current Turabian format that focuses on organizational planning. The paper will include a thesis statement and outline, rough draft, and final submission. The final submission must include at least 10 scholarly, peer-reviewed sources in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible. The rough draft and final submission will be submitted through SafeAssign. (MLOs: A, B, D, E)

Exam

The exam will cover the readings in the Lencioni textbook for Modules/Weeks 1–5. The exam will be open-book/open-notes, contain 50 multiple-choice and true/false questions, and have a 2-hour time limit. (MLOs: A, B, C, D, E)