The Directed Field Studies provides Computer Information Systems students with an opportunity to extend what they have learned in the classroom into a relevant work environment. It is also an opportunity to acquire new knowledge (both technical and business) through observation, practice and self-assessment. Students will be expected to achieve higher levels of competencies than they did in the first Directed Field Studies course. They must demonstrate their entrepreneurial abilities by generating a suitable work experience, which must be approved prior to the start of the course. It must allow an appropriate and effective learning opportunity. A significant amount of time is required from the student during the semester(s) prior to the Directed Field Studies (e.g. attending work shops, self marketing, developing suitable learning objectives).
Prerequisite: Computer Science 2011 plus 22 courses of the Computer Information Systems and Business program, including 11 Computer Science courses and 6 Business courses.