Capstone Courses and Projects (Culminating Senior Courses)

These are a few examples of programs and courses offered across the University of Calgary.

CHEM 402: Introduction to Research in Chemistry

A course in the Department of Chemistry in the Faculty of Science where student engage in a chemistry-based research project under the supervision of an academic staff member (Course Outline).

CPSC 471: Data Base Management Systems

A course in the Department of Computer Science in the Faculty of Science where students learn about conceptual, internal and external data bases (Course Outline).

ECOL 501: Ecological & Evolutionary Applications

A course in the Department of Biological Sciences in the Faculty of Science. This is a class project course in which students apply their understanding of ecological and evolutionary concepts and their analytical skills to investigate selected problems in detail (Course Outline).

EDUC 530: First Nations, Métis & Inuit (FNMI) History, Education and Leadership

A course in the Faculty of Education that explores historical and contemporary legislation, educational policy, pedagogy, and practices related to Indigenous peoples in Canada (Course Outline, Photo-voice Essay SubmissionReconciliation Through the Arts).

EDUC 427: STEM Education- Secondary

A course in the Faculty of Education that provides an introduction to key elements of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education (Course Outline, STEM Showcase).

EDUC 520: Interdisciplinary Learning

A course in the Faculty of Education that considers what it means for teachers and students to learn to look across disciplines and to understand knowledge differently (Course Outline).

Engineering: First-year Biomimicry project (academic article), First-Year Design and Communication project using a Fiction Novel

ENTI 381 & CPSC 499.01 (Linked Courses)

This course combines students from a Haskayne School of Business Principles of Entrepreneurship class with students taking software entrepreneurship in the Faculty of Science.  Throughout the semester students work in multidisciplinary teams and collaborate to develop ideas for a software startup (UToday Article on the Course).

GLGY 577: Introduction to Petroleum Geology 

A course in the Department of Geoscience in the Faculty of Science. In this course students learn about the fundamental concepts of petroleum geology. Students are also introduced to techniques of subsurface geological analysis applied to the evaluation and quantification of oil and gas reservoirs (Course Outline).

MDSC 521: Human Anatomy

A senior course in the Faculty of Health Sciences in the Cumming School of Medicine that uses a flipped classroom and inquiry-based approaches of clinically significant human anatomy (Course Outline).

SGMA 591: Strategic Management

A senior capstone course in the Haskayne School of Business that covers strategies used by firms to create and maintain a competitive advantage (Course Outline).

SOWK 412: Social Work Practicum II

A course in the Faculty of Social Work that allows for application of professional theory and skills in supervised social work practice settings (Course Outline).

STAT 425: Statistical Design and Analysis of Experiments

A course in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the Faculty of Science. This course introduces students to the design of experiments and the statistical analysis of data (Course Outline).