Capstone: Moral Issues in Society
A-CAPS 4360 Moral Issues in Society
The New College Capstone course provides opportunities for students to successfully integrate a variety of
skills identified in the St. Edward’s University mission statement, including identification and analysis of a
controversial value-laden issue or problem and independent library research on the issue to discover various
points of view and proposed solutions. The final project includes evaluation and ranking of the various
solutions and recommendation of a position whose defense is based on ethical principles and critical thinking.The format of the course allows for a wide variety of topics and for student-initiated research and problemsolving. Designated “Civic Engagement Emphasis” sections encourage students to explore and apply theirlearning to a community organization or issue (New College Bulletin 58).