Updated: Dec 31, 2019
Does your organization have a project it wants done, but no time to do it? Perhaps you collect data that has gone unanalyzed or need a literature review. Perhaps you would like to do a needs assessment, analyze program ideas or want an implementation plan for possible solutions. If you have a project postponed due to a lack of resources, we can help! If not, forward this to someone who does. Capstone projects are learning in action. The Capstone provides BA in Urban Studies students at UIC with experiences that allow them to integrate classroom learning with a relevant problem-solving experience in a professional work situation. Over the course of one semester, senior-level Urban Studies students work in teams to address urban issues, organizational challenges, identify opportunities for a client organization, conduct research on a pressing management issue, and analyze data. Capstone projects contribute to students’ professional training, offer organizations the opportunity to access student expertise, and strengthen the relationships between UIC and organizations around the city, state, and region.
The UIC Department of Urban Planning and Policy requires all graduating BA in Urban Studies students to complete the capstone course. This course gives students the opportunity to work on practical problems and to apply their new skills to work with local organizations. The Capstone course requires students to apply their learning in a real-world work setting. The Capstone class is a fifteen-week course. Students enroll in the course during the last two semesters of the BA in Urban Studies program at which point they have successfully completed essential statistics, research, policy analysis and introduction to urban planning classes. Students work together in groups, usually of 3 – 5 students, on projects proposed by organizations in the non-profit or government sector. For more information and a link to the application go to https://cuppa.uic.edu/academics/upp/upp-programs/ba-urban-studies/urban-studies-capstone/ or contact Prof. Curt Winkle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-996-2155. Deadline to submit your ideas: November 29, 2019.