Harper College

Capstone Project

The Social Justice Studies (SJS) Capstone Project is your opportunity to reflect on, apply, and demonstrate what you have learned in SJS coursework. Your project should be aligned with your personal, professional, and academic interests and should utilize specific ideas, theories, methods, and narratives that you have learned towards addressing a specific social justice issue. Capstone projects are a unique opportunity to enhance your transfer and/or job applications and for focusing your future academic and professional goals.

All students who are planning to complete an SJS Capstone Project must complete the following requirements:

  • Meet with the SJS Coordinator to declare your intention to complete a capstone project. The coordinator will help to match you with a faculty mentor suited to your interests and goals. To schedule a meeting email the SJS Coordinator at the following address: socialjustice@harpercollege.edu .
  • Meet with your faculty mentor and complete the SJS Capstone Mentor-Mentee Agreement. Your faculty mentor will provide assistance with completing the Proposal and Project based on the parameters you collaboratively set.
  • Complete the Capstone Project Proposal Form. This form captures the formal description of your capstone project.  The form provides guidelines for the successful completion of your Proposal and also includes a timeline for completion of the project.  

Completed SJS Capstone Projects will be presented to the SJS Advisory Council for final feedback and approval.

Last Updated: 12/14/23