Senior Year (LIBA 491 & LIBA 492)
The senior Capstone Seminar gives students an opportunity to pursue an idea either more broadly or more in-depth. This experience entails pulling together the knowledge, skills, and interests they have developed from all facets of their education at DRBU into a culminating learning experience. The form of the seminar, depending on student interests and with faculty guidance, might aim to integrate their broad liberal arts learning by working on a theme across the multiple strands or allow an in-depth focus on a single overarching idea, work, or theme. Thus, the Capstone may highlight a particular author by delving deeply into one or two works or by more closely reading through one important text. Or it may take a single issue and examine it from and through multiple perspectives. For some students, the in-depth study carried out in the Capstone Seminar may stimulate or complement their work on the senior essay.