Honors College Students Present Independent Study Capstone Course Projects

Monday, December 18, 2017
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Twenty-five students from Raritan Valley Community College’s Honors College presented their independent “Capstone Course” projects as part of two half-day symposiums, held December 14 and 15 at the College’s Branchburg campus.

Topics ran the gamut of subjects—from “Migration and Environmental Cancer Risk Study,” to “The Application of Mathematics in a Work Setting,” to “Women and Black Rights from the 1800s to the Present,” to “Composing for Film,” to “Legal Challenges in International Business,” to “Improving Endurance and Conditioning Through Exercise,” to “Speech Therapy’s Influence on Social and Educational Development.”

The Capstone Course is designed to guide sophomore Honors College students from all disciplines through the stages of researching and writing a major research paper or project, or developing an artistic pursuit. The students are mentored by faculty members and present their work at the end of the semester.

To learn more about RVCC’s Honors College, visit www.raritanval.edu/honors.

Launched in 2011, RVCC’s Honors College serves highly qualified high school graduates who are entering college for the first time. Honors College students benefit from being in small classes with similarly academically motivated students. Students in the program are taught by a select group of faculty. The Honors College features a cohort-based program with smaller, seminar-style courses that have an interdisciplinary focus and afford students the opportunity to develop a close working relationship with their professors.

Raritan Valley Community College’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. Serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 50 years, RVCC is an educational and cultural center that is nationally recognized for its innovative programming, service to the community and environmental leadership. The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, professional development, and adult and youth personal enrichment courses. RVCC is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community’s businesses, and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.



December 18, 2017

Media contact: Donna Stolzer, 908-526-1200, ext. 8383

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