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Interdisciplinary Capstone Course

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This is the capstone course for business, health and human services, and information technology undergraduate students. The course provides students with the opportunity to integrate and apply learning from their professional programs of study in a comprehensive manner. Students will also assess the impact of their educational experiences on their ethical perspectives and critical thinking skills. Students will reflect on and evaluate their personal and professional growth, the benefits of lifelong learning, and the impact of these elements on their future.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Lifelong Learning: A Look to the Future

    • Analyze the value of a degree program to professional and personal development.
    • Evaluate the effect of completing the bachelor’s program on current and future professional goals.
    • Apply critical thinking to the professional decision-making process.
    • Assess the evolution of the university learning goals—professional competence and values, critical thinking and problem solving, communication, information utilization, and collaboration—with respect to your professional life.
    • Reflect on the role of learning and its importance to your personal growth and development.
    • Establish the relationship between completing the bachelor's program and lifelong learning.
    • Evaluate the effect of completing the bachelor’s program on your critical thinking abilities, behavior, and decision-making.
    • Recommend possible avenues for continuing education and professional advancement.

    Synthesis, Closure, and Next Steps

    • Assess the evolution of the university learning goals—professional competence and values, critical thinking and problem solving, communication, information utilization, and collaboration—with respect to your professional life.
    • Reflect on the role of learning and its importance to your personal growth and development.
    • Recommend possible avenues for continuing education and professional advancement.
    • Establish the relationship between completing the bachelor’s program and lifelong learning.

    Critical Thinking, Ethics, and Making Personal and Professional Decisions

    • Analyze the relationship among ethics theory, critical thinking, and professional behavior.
    • Apply critical thinking to the professional decision-making process.
    • Evaluate the effect of completing the bachelor’s program on your critical thinking abilities, behavior, and decision-making.
    • Assess the evolution of the university learning goals—professional competence and values, critical thinking and problem solving, communication, information utilization, and collaboration—with respect to your professional life.

    General Education and the Adult Learner

    • Identify one’s professional ethical perspectives.
    • Explain the value of the general education component of the professional degree program.
    • Demonstrate the ability to apply University of Phoenix program content within a professional context.
    • Apply critical thinking to the professional decision-making process.
    • Analyze the relationship among ethics theory, critical thinking, and professional behavior.
    • Critically assess people’s skills and abilities.

    Critical Thinking and Ethics; from Theory to Application

    • Examine your personal and professional perspective in ethics.
    • Apply critical thinking to the professional decision-making process.
    • Analyze the relationship among ethics theory, critical thinking, and professional behavior.
    • Evaluate the effect of completing the bachelor's program on your critical thinking abilities, behavior, and decision-making.
    • Assess the evolution of the university learning goals—professional competence and values, critical thinking and problem solving, communication, information utilization, and collaboration—with respect to your professional life.
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