Advanced Integrated Studies (AIS)
Advanced Integrated Studies (AIS) is an unique opportunity for students in their senior year to explore a topic of interest. This senior capstone project provides students with the opportunity to explore a topic of interest beyond the classroom. AIS is an interdisciplinary, self-directed experience that requires an extended process of inquiry and is designed to encourage students to think critically and creatively.
Rooted in the Sacred Heart Goals and Criteria, AIS challenges students to gain a deeper understanding of a social, political or ethical issue; to investigate a topic in science or technology; or to explore the experience of artistic expression. This experience is designed to encourage students to think critically and creatively, solve problems, and develop skills of public speaking, research, media literacy, planning, self-sufficiency, and goal setting: skills that will help prepare students for college careers and adult life. This self-directed, optional experience requires an extended process of inquiry that is interdisciplinary and may include community service, a mentorship or an internship component. Guidance is provided by a faculty advisor and a mentor with knowledge or expertise in the chosen topic area. At the heart of this Experience are: the proposal, the research paper; the product such as a performance or a demonstration; reflection, and the culminating presentation.
Recent AIS projects include: Sustainability: Climate Change and Water Scarcity; Financial Implications of Malware Attacks; and the Psychology of Color.
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