One of the areas that the General Education committee is considering involves the transition of the synthesis requirement to a Capstone Experience located in a major. Many departments currently use a capstone for the synthesis requirement. The challenge, however, is that the learning outcomes do not often match. Hence, come assessment time, synthesis courses will vary in terms of their ability to meet the outcomes for this category. The committee believes that the best culminating experience lies within a major; the challenge is to determine minimum requirements for this category.
What are your thoughts about the minimum requirements for this type of class?