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Senior Seminars

Senior Seminars are the culmination of the Shared Passages Program, a thread of cross-disciplinary engagement woven through a Kalamazoo College education.  As seniors, students will have fulfilled most or all of the requirements of their chosen majors, minors and multidisciplinary concentrations; studied abroad/away; engaged in meaningful off-campus work through internships, externships, and/or service-learning; taken a broad array of courses in the liberal arts; and have either completed or are in the final stages of completing their SIPs.  In other words, they will have achieved depth and breadth in the liberal arts, learned through experiential opportunities, lived and studied in international and intercultural settings, and undertaken significant independent scholarship.  While each of these elements of the K-Plan is potentially transformative in and of itself, making meaningful connections among them are a hallmark of a well-integrated Kalamazoo College education. Senior Capstones provide a unique opportunity for students to reflect on their K-Plan, craft a narrative of their education, and explore the relevance of the knowledge and skills they’ve developed for their post-graduation lives.