Capstone Final Project

The Chinese Flagship Program culminates with students’ Capstone final projects. Students work with Chinese Flagship Program Co-Director Professor Zhuo Jing-Schmidt and their departmental advisory prior to their Capstone year to determine an appropriate project based on their academic and career objectives.

Students’ projects highlight their academic knowledge and Chinese language skills. Projects are an opportunity for students to exercise creativity, develop analytical abilities, and address real problems in their field of study.

Final Project Options
Senior Thesis
Students may write a twelve- to fifteen-page thesis in Chinese or English, depending on the preference of students’ departmental advisor, on a topic of their choice. Theses written in English should be related to students’ previous research papers written in Chinese for Chinese Flagship Program courses. Students work with Chinese Flagship Program Co-Director Professor Zhuo Jing-Schmidt to receive guidance and credits for their work.

Honors Research Paper
Students may write a twelve- to fifteen-page honors research paper on a topic of their choice.
Students work with Chinese Flagship Program Co-Director Professor Zhuo Jing-Schmidt to receive guidance and honors credits for their work.

Flagship Reflective Report
Students may write a twelve- to fifteen-page reflective report that focuses on a social, academic, or internship-related topic using Capstone journal entries as a springboard. Students work with Chinese Flagship Program instructors to receive guidance and credits from the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures or Asian Studies.