Independent Research/Creative Activity Option
Students choosing to complete the capstone experience with the independent scholarly or creative activity option begin by identifying a faculty member who will direct the project. Then, in consultation with their faculty director, they identify two additional readers for the project.
There are two possible types of MLS projects under this option: (i) a scholarly project based on research and analysis, or (ii) a creative project with an interdisciplinary dimension. A “process paper,” a written component focusing on the objectives, methodology, and scholarly significance of the creative activity, must accompany the creative project.