The Capstone project in Philosophy represents the culmination of your work in the Philosophy major. It is a substantial work of written scholarship that enables you to explore a philosophical problem that is of particular personal interest to you and to make a scholarly contribution to ongoing discussions of that problem. You should expect to work on your Capstone project throughout your senior year, and your completed project should be a polished and professional example of scholarly research and writing.

On the basis of your proposal (submitted in the spring of your junior year), you will be assigned a faculty adviser. He or she will work with you as a supervisor and consultant throughout the process of researching and writing your Capstone project.

While you are expected to display a great deal of independence in the construction and execution of your project, your adviser can provide invaluable guidance and feedback. You should expect to meet with your adviser on a weekly basis once your senior year begins.