Capstone Seminar – CLED 489

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 02/16/2022

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.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

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 need to complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (5)

The student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each Module: Week in which a discussion is assigned. Each thread must be 250 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates' thread. Each reply must be 150 words. (MLOs: A, C, E)

Capstone Project: Thesis Statement and Outline Assignment

In this assignment, the student will begin to formulate an introduction to his/her paper that leads to a thesis that explores, assesses, evaluates, or argues a particular and specific point. The student will create an outline based on the his/her thesis for submission. 

The thesis and outline are the first part of a 10–12-page research-based paper. The student must write 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.  (MLOs: A, B, D, E)

Capstone Project: Rough Draft Assignment

In this assignment, the student will have received feedback from his/her professor on the thesis and outline and now will begin to write a rough draft. The rough draft is indeed "rough" but needs to begin to incorporate scholarly sources.

The student must write 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. (MLOs: A, B, D, E)

Capstone Project: Final Submission Assignment

In this assignment, the student will revise the rough draft and prepare the paper for final submission.

The final submission is the last part of the 10–12-page research-based paper. The student must write 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.  (MLOs: A, B, D, E)

Quiz: Organizational Leadership

The quiz will cover the readings in the Lencioni textbook for Modules 1 — 5: Weeks 1 — 5. The quiz 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)