JTC 460 - Senior Capstone

  • 3 credits

Integration and reflection for seniors with a career component that will prepare them for the job market.

In a 16-week semester, you should expect to spend about 6-9 hours each week on schoolwork. Meanwhile, in an 8-week semester, you should expect to spend about 12-18 hours per week on course content.

This course can be applied toward:


JTC 326 (Online Storytelling and Audience Engagement); 27 additional credits of JTC courses.


Linnea Ward
Linnea Ward


Linnea Sudduth Ward is an instructor in the Department of Journalism and Media Communication. Dr. Ward's recent research interests focus on people's communication about and perceptions of social norms across contexts like technology platforms and culture. For example, her dissertation research considered how a group of "trailing wives"--or, women who move for their partners' needs rather than their own--used social media to practice resilience.

Dr. Ward's personal academic experiences deeply influence her approach to online course instruction. Throughout her time as an undergraduate and graduate student, she completed several online courses. As a result, she is particularly passionate about integrating varied learning activities into courses, providing substantial feedback on course assignments, and clearly outlining course expectations (particularly, grading expectations). Additionally, given her personal interest in popular culture, Dr. Ward enjoys integrating movies and television shows into coursework.

Jamie Switzer

(970) 491-2239 | jamie.switzer@colostate.edu

Dr. Jamie S. Switzer is an associate professor in the Department of Journalism and Technical Communication at Colorado State University. She received her doctorate in Educational Technology from Pepperdine University, and also holds degrees in Technical Communication from Colorado State University and Radio/TV/Film from Texas Christian University. She has over 20 years of experience in video production, new media technologies and mediated communication. Dr. Switzer is the founder and director of the Online Mentoring Program in the journalism department at CSU. She also founded the Center for Innovation in Learning Technologies in the CSU College of Business.

Dr. Switzer conducts research on computer-mediated communication, new media technologies, and online mentoring. She has published in The Internet Encyclopedia; The Encyclopedia of Distance Learning, Teaching, Technologies, and Applications; Interactive Educational Multimedia; Innovative Higher Education; Computers and Education; Interactive Educational Multimedia; THE Journal; the Journal of Educational Technology Systems; the Encyclopedia of Multimedia Technology and Networking; the Encyclopedia of E-Collaboration; the Handbook of Research on Virtual Workplaces and the New Nature of Business Practices; and the Handbook of Research in Computer-Mediated Communication.