Fall 2020  |  PA 5080 Section 001: Capstone Preparation Workshop (20704)

Class Component:
1 Credit
Grading Basis:
S-N only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
Fri 02:00PM - 04:00PM
Off Campus
Enrollment Status:
Open (104 of 120 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project management, qualitative research, and critical framework to complete Capstone course. Students write draft of client project group norms and client contract.
Class Notes:
PA 5080 will be offered remotely (synchronously online) on November 6, 2020 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. There will be additional asynchronous online work. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ksgerdes+PA5080+Fall2020
Class Description:
NOTE: THIS WORKSHOP IS DESIGNED FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE ALSO ENROLLED IN A SPRING 2018 CAPSTONE COURSE (PA 8081). STUDENTS MUST PLAN TO ATTEND THIS CAPSTONE PREPARATION WORKSHOP WITH YOUR CAPSTONE TEAMMATES, AS THE WORKSHOP ALLOWS FOR TEAM INTERACTION TO PLAN THEIR SPRING CAPSTONE PROJECT. The purpose of this Capstone Preparation Workshop is to provide information, resources, and tools to help Capstone teams successfully plan for and complete Capstone projects that they will complete during the Spring Capstone Workshop. The Capstone Preparation Workshop focuses on the elements of successful problem-solving, research design, project planning and management, group dynamics, communications, client relations, and ethical conduct and is designed to allow time for team members to engage more deeply with each other in understanding their Capstone project.
Who Should Take This Class?:
Only students who are simultaneously enrolled in a SPRING SEMESTER Capstone workshop (PA 8081).
Other Grading Information: Grading is S/N
Class Format:
15% Lecture
75% Small Group Activities
10% Guest Speakers This course will be run like a workshop, with limited lecture and maximum time allowed for teams to formulate their Capstone project.
Much of the class time in this course will be offered for your Capstone team to complete work that will establish a plan and direction for your Capstone project.
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/ksgerdes_PA5080_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/ksgerdes_PA5080_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/ksgerdes_PA5080_Fall2015.doc (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
20 November 2017

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