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All Minerva undergraduate students complete the Cornerstone and Capstone courses.

Cornerstone Courses

AH50 / Multimodal Communications

Multimodal Communications focuses on communicating effectively. You will learn to understand and convey information at a high level, gaining practical experience in public speaking, visual communication, design, debate, and artistic expression.

AH51 / Multimodal Communications

Multimodal Communications focuses on communicating effectively. You will learn to understand and convey information at a high level, gaining practical experience in public speaking, visual communication, design, debate, and artistic expression.

Prerequisite: AH50

CS50 / Formal Analyses

Formal Analyses focuses on thinking critically. You will receive training in advanced logic, rational thought, statistics, computational thinking, and formal systems -- all of which will help you formulate, analyze, and solve complex challenges.

CS51 / Formal Analyses

Formal Analyses focuses on thinking critically. You will receive training in advanced logic, rational thought, statistics, computational thinking, and formal systems -- all of which will help you formulate, analyze, and solve complex challenges.

Prerequisite: CS50

NS50 / Empirical Analyses

Empirical Analyses focuses on thinking creatively. You will become familiar with the central methods used in the natural and social sciences, enabling you to frame problems effectively, develop and test hypotheses, and engage in informed conjecture.

NS51 / Empirical Analyses

Empirical Analyses focuses on thinking creatively. You will become familiar with the central methods used in the natural and social sciences, enabling you to frame problems effectively, develop and test hypotheses, and engage in informed conjecture.

Prerequisite: NS50

SS50 / Complex Systems

Complex Systems focuses on interacting effectively. You will explore how humans function as members of various systems, learning the concepts of multiple causality and multi-factor interactions, group project collaboration, negotiation, leadership, and formal debate.

SS51 / Complex Systems

Complex Systems focuses on interacting effectively. You will explore how humans function as members of various systems, learning the concepts of multiple causality and multi-factor interactions, group project collaboration, negotiation, leadership, and formal debate.

Prerequisite: SS50

Capstone Courses

CP191 / Capstone Seminar

Explore several topics of interest, focusing on the potential of each one to develop into a high-quality Capstone project. In parallel, continue to develop valuable skills for advancing your project from ideation through evaluation and planning to implementation and prototyping, applying learning outcomes from your major as well as the entire curriculum, and in particular from the Cornerstone courses.

Prerequisite: AH110 or AH111 or AH112 or CS110 or CS111A or CS111B or CS112 or NS110L or NS110U or NS111 or NS112 or SS110 or SS111 or SS112

CP192 / Capstone Seminar

Revise and complete a professional proposal for the Capstone project. Engage in peer review of written work as well as presentations to receive critiques and suggestions from other students. The final written proposal is evaluated by the Capstone Seminar instructor as well as the assigned Capstone Advisor.

Prerequisite: CP191

CP193 / Capstone Directed Study I

Conduct an original piece of research or creation of a project under the guidance of a faculty advisor. At the end of the course, you will submit an initial draft of your Capstone work along with clear plans for achieving the remaining project goals.

Prerequisite: CP192

CP194 / Capstone Directed Study II

Building on CP193, continue developing an original piece of research or project under the guidance of a faculty advisor. By the end of the course, submit the completed Capstone project and accompanying academic documentation of the project, an abstract of the project, a short-article prospectus, and a lesson plan for an active-learning class for peers to be taught during Manifest.

Prerequisite: CP193

Tutorial Courses

IL181 / Senior Tutorial

Discuss a topic you are passionate about with two other students and a professor. Begin by developing your own syllabus, with the professor helping you to drill deeply into your topic. Engage with the other students and professor in ways that are not possible in ordinary class.

Manifest

CP195 / Manifest

The Capstone is presented during Manifest, a month-long term that takes place in San Francisco, following the spring semester of the fourth year. During this celebratory conclusion to your Minerva experience, you present your Capstone work to an audience of faculty, fellow students, and members of the broader community. The Capstone project will then be evaluated according to the standards relevant to your chosen field. A successful Capstone will effectively propel you into the next stage of your professional life.

Prerequisite: CP194