Applied Studies – Disciplinary Credit

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					                                                                                       Course Requirements
                                                  e.g.: Apst. 2010, 2011; Biol. 2980–4980; Rels. 2980–4980; Soci. 2980–4980;
Applied Studies – Disciplinary Credit
                                                                                 Mngt 3980-4980

                                        Basic Requirements:
                                                    To work a minimum of 10 hours/week for 13 weeks (130 hours).
                                                    To submit monthly reports to the Coordinator on due dates as outlined on the
                                                    student’s Deadlines Form. These reports should be 2-5 pages of discussion
                                                    concerning acquisition of skills or knowledge and activities in relation to learning
                                                    objectives (the report should contain a log of hours).
                                                    Participate in on-site Monitor Visit. May be done by email or phone if necessary.
                                                    Participate in Placement Supervisor Evaluation.

                                        Faculty Supervisor:
                                              All Disciplinary Credit Applied Studies courses are completed in conjunction with a
                                              Faculty Supervisor, who will act as a resource, evaluate the learning plan and grade
                                              the final paper. Faculty members will indicate their willingness to assist the Applied
                                              Studies student by signing the Applied Studies Disciplinary Course Registration.
                                              This person must be from within the department/subject area in which you are

                                        Learning Plan:
                                                (Due date as specified on the Student’s Deadlines Form).
                                                Outlines the project format and resources. This must be signed by the student’s
                                                Faculty Supervisor (see Learning Plan Form).

                                        Final Paper/Project:
                                                (Due date as specified on the Student’s Deadlines Form).
                                                Students are expected to consult relevant literature and relate theoretical (academic)
                                                precepts to practical experience. Thus, the project ordinarily contains two
                                                complementary parts:

                                                          Substantial research component based upon academically acceptable sources.
                                                          Section in which the student’s practical experience is used as a critical tool in
                                                          which the research material is evaluated.

                                                The final paper will vary in length (15-35 pages) depending on the level of the course
                                                and must be discussed with and approved by your Faculty Supervisor.

                                                The student may choose to present the project using a traditional format, such as a
                                                major paper using accepted standards with respect to bibliography and footnoting.
                                                However, students are free to choose an alternative project format which must be
                                                thoroughly discussed with and approved by the Faculty Supervisor.

                                          Applied Studies, Career Resources Centre●B610 University Hall, 4401 University Drive●Lethbridge, AB●T1K 3M4●
                                                                                      Grading and Evaluation
Applied Studies – Disciplinary Credit
                                        Upon completion of a Disciplinary Credit Applied Studies course students will be assigned a
                                        letter grade.

                                        The University of Lethbridge, Department of Applied Studies, uses the following grading scale:

                                             A+                       4.0                B Good                   3.0                C-                       1.7
                                             A Excellent              4.0                B-                       2.7                D+ Poor                  1.3
                                             A-                       3.7                C+                       2.3                D Minimal Pass           1.0
                                             B+                       3.3                C Satisfactory           2.0                F Fail                   0
                                                                                                                                   (U of L Calendar 2006 / 2007, p. 62.)

                                        70% research paper/project (assigned by Faculty Supervisor).
                                        20% placement supervisor evaluation (assigned by Placement Supervisor).
                                        10% monthly reports (assigned by Applied Studies Coordinator).

                                        Note: If course requirements are not fulfilled within the specified time frame, a grade of “F”
                                              will appear on the student’s transcript. Withdrawal dates are as outlined on the student’s
                                              Deadlines Form.

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

                                        Prerequisites: Applied Studies 2000 and 2010 or permission of the Applied Studies office.

                                            Applied Studies, Career Resources Centre●B610 University Hall, 4401 University Drive●Lethbridge, AB●T1K 3M4●