“The overwhelming majority (89%) of students found the capstone course moderately to very successful in helping them integrate core concepts.” (p.35) “ Overall, student perception and performance measures suggest that this model for a capstone course for the biology core has been successful at promoting integration of core concepts, appreciation of global ecological issues, and analytical and oral presentation skills of the primary literature.” (p.38)
Chaplin, S. B., & Hartung, N. Z. (2012). Integrative Biology: A capstone course for an introductory biology core. Journal of College Science Teaching, 42(1), 31-39.