This course is open for credit only to Master of Arts in Humanitarian Assistance (MAHA) students for whom it is a required course. The seminar emphasizes academic and research skills that are important for a professional in the humanitarian field. It also offers MAHA students the chance to explore in greater depth, key issues in humanitarian assistance. The seminar is also an opportunity to discuss in depth much of the theory and academic literature of other prerequisite courses. The main output is the MAHA capstone project, which is a requirement for graduation. The class is for one credit, and registration is for the fall semester. Activities are concentrated in the fall semester, but the seminar also meets occasionally in the spring semester. Capstone Projects are due in the spring semester.