2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Jan 29, 2023  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

SOSC 490 - Capstone Change Project

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: SOSC 450  and SOSC 385  and IDST 401  
This course is designed to provide students an opportunity to synthesize their critical thinking skills by utilizing social science research methodologies and applying organization development and leadership best practices in the development of a change intervention with an evaluation plan.  Students will identify a meaningful challenge or problem they are facing in their organization or community that they would like to solve or make measurable progress towards solving.  Students will apply theoretical constructs to concrete applications in their intervention design.  Students will be expected to demonstrate research capabilities through preparation of a literature review as part of the intervention design process.  Learning outcomes are assessed through the developed intervention, evaluation plan, and presentation of their project.  It is highly suggested that students complete this course in their final semester.

This course will utilize a variety of learning strategies, including but not limited to assigned readings, case studies, lectures, research and writing, group discussions, and instructor coaching.