Disciplinary Credit (All Faculties)

Course Requirements

(e.g.: Apst. 2010, 2011; Biol. 2980–4980; Rels. 2980–4980; Soci. 2980–4980; Mngt 3980-4980)

Basic Requirements:

  • Minimum GPA 2.0
  • Second-year standing (a minimum 30.0 successful credit hours)
  • To work (paid/volunteer) a minimum of 10 hours/week for 12 weeks (120 hours)
  • To submit monthly reports to the Coordinator on due dates as outlined in the student’s Course Information Email (Refer to report guidelines)
  • Participate in on-site Monitor Visit
  • Placement Supervisor’s submission of Student Performance Evaluation

Faculty Supervisor:
All Disciplinary Credit Applied Studies courses are completed in conjunction with a Faculty Supervisor. The Faculty Supervisor will act as a resource, evaluate and approve the learning objectives and Learning Plan, and grade the final academic paper/project. Faculty members will indicate their willingness to assist the Applied Studies student by signing the Applied Studies Disciplinary Course Registration form. The student will approach a faculty member whose research relates to their course objectives.

Learning Plan (Due date as specified in the student’s Course Information Email).
Details learning objectives, a comprehensive paper/project proposal and list of potential resources. This must be signed by the student’s Faculty Supervisor (see Learning Plan Form).

Monthly Report Guidelines:

  • 2-5 pages in length
  • Summary of hours completed
  • Reflection on progression of Learning Objectives
  • Demonstrates analysis of skill development (provide examples)
  • Makes connections between academic training and practical experience (demonstrate with examples)
  • Reports should be edited for appropriate grammar and spelling

Final Paper/Project: (Due date as specified in the student’s Course Information Email. Or by special permission, up to 30 days following completion of placement hours).

Students are required to consult relevant literature and relate theoretical (academic) concepts to practical experience. Thus, the paper/project ordinarily contains two complementary parts:
Substantial research component based upon academically acceptable sources
Demonstration of the student’s practical experience as a critical tool in which the evaluation of the research
The length of the final paper/project will vary depending on the level of credit sought and must be discussed with, and approved by, your Faculty Supervisor.

Students may propose an alternative project format. This must be approved by your Faculty Supervisor.

Grading and Evaluation
Upon completion of a Disciplinary Credit Applied Studies course students will be assigned a letter grade.

70% Research paper/project (assigned by Faculty Supervisor)
20% Placement Supervisor evaluation (assigned by Placement Supervisor)
10% Monthly reports (assigned by Applied Studies Coordinator)

Grading Scale:

The Applied Studies Program at the University of Lethbridge uses the following grading scale:
























Note: Students must receive a passing Student Performance Evaluation, complete the minimum amount of placement hours, and submit all the required reports/projects in order to receive a final grade. If course requirements are not fulfilled within the approved time frame, a grade of “F” will appear on the student’s transcript.

If students are completing a second Applied Study at the same placement, they may opt to have 100% of the grade awarded for the research paper/project (assigned by Faculty Supervisor).