In their third year, all AUC students complete a Capstone project (Bachelor's thesis). This is an individual research project in which students explore a topic of their choice that represents the culmination of their personal study programme at AUC.
This includes a research project and/or an internship under the guidance of a supervisor. Students will write a Bachelor's thesis that consists of a literature study, as well as original research results that may be combined with an internship experience.
Students have written on a variety of topics, reflecting the multidisciplinary approach of AUC.
As an example, titles of previous capstones include:
The Persistence of the Winner's and Loser's Curse in a One-Player Decision Game.
The effects of serotonin in the nucleus accumbens shell on glucose metabolism in rats.
Curating Public Space: museum practice on Museumplein
Which way for humanitarian intervention? The “responsibility to protect” and the Darfur crisis.
Christianity and the Dutch Welfare State: the Paradox of Internal Religiosity and External Secularisation.
Food Safety regulations in the European Union: A Public Health issue and a key determinant of international trade.
Islamic Orthodoxy in the Post-secular Political Landscape
Oceanic Container Shipment Using Renewable Power: a Cost Optimization.
The 3D reconstruction of the pneumato-enteric recesses.
Take your time: the different uses of timing deviations by classical and jazz musicians.
Future Directions in Methodological Study Design of Neurofeedback Research.
Silence and Subjectivity in Henry James’s The Portrait of a Lady and The Wings of the Dove
Future treatment options for non-obstructive azoospermia.
The Limits of Friendship in Contemporary Philosophical Debate