Applied Studies 2000

Basic Field Experience

Applied Studies 2000 offers you the opportunity to earn academic credit for learning gained through employment or volunteer experiences related to your field of study. Explore your interests and aptitudes, while testing and reinforcing the theories and principles learned in the classroom.

Basic Requirements

  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Second-year standing (a minimum 30.0 successful credit hours)
  • Work (paid or volunteer) a minimum of 10 hours/week for 12 weeks (120 hours)

During the Applied Study

  • Submit monthly reports to the Coordinator on due dates as outlined in your Course Information Email (Refer to report guidelines below)
  • Participate in on-site Monitor Visit
  • Submission of Student Performance Evaluation by your Placement Supervisor

Monthly Report Guidelines

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

Final Work Report

The final work report should be 10-12 pages in length and examine the employment activity in order to identify and analyze specific learning components. The paper itself must be well written: poor grammar, spelling mistakes, and poor organization are unacceptable.

The report is due on the date specified in your Course Information Email. This can be extended with special permission, up to 30 days following completion of placement hours.

Final Work Report Outline

Introduction

The combination of circumstances (academic, employment and volunteer background) which enabled you to obtain the position.

Job Description
  1. A brief outline of the history and function of the organization, including the agency’s mandate and/or the purpose of a particular project.
  2. A description of the organizational design of the business or agency on which the work experience is based.
  3. A comprehensive description of the duties and responsibilities the position entails.
Learning Objectives

This section should consider your learning objectives:

  1. Evaluate specific skills or competencies such as laboratory, research or management skills
  2. Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the industry or field
  3. Identify connections made between academic training and practical experience
  4. Reflect on experience as it relates to your future academic goals or career aspirations.
  5. A self-evaluation of performance. Describe strengths and areas to develop (with examples)
Conclusion

Summarize your Applied Studies experience. What feedback would you give to other students about your experience?

You may propose an alternative project format. This must be thoroughly discussed with and approved by an Applied Studies Coordinator.

Grading and Evaluation

Applied Studies 2000 is graded as either a pass or fail. You must receive a passing Student Performance Evaluation, complete the minimum amount of placement hours, and submit all the required reports/projects in order to pass. If course requirements are not fulfilled within the approved time frame, a grade of “F” will appear on the your transcript.