Course Syllabus

CS 695-01 Practicum Study
Semester: Spring 2014
Lectures: N/A (Fieldwork)
Location: N/A (Fieldwork)
Prerequisites: Practicum Option status

This course allows students to participate in a supervised work program where they apply USF coursework knowledge in a practical setting. Work is supervised by a USF faculty member and a corporate sponsor.


Professor Sophie Engle
Office: Harney Science Center
5th Floor, Room 531/532
Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays
1:30pm to 3:00pm

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • Apply computer science knowledge and programming skills in a practical setting.

Assessment of these outcomes will be done via a final report and supervisor feedback.

Course Requirements

Positions must be programming oriented (not systems administration) and approved ahead of time by the graduate director. Students must not exceed 20 hours per week during the academic school year, and 40 hours per week during the summer.

Part-time students and US citizens may not work at their current positions and earn practicum credit.

Grade Breakdown

To receive a passing grade in this class:

The final grade will be based on the following:

20%   Assignments
80%   Final Report

Important Your sponsor must provide feedback before you will be assigned a final grade. Please make sure your sponsor is aware of this requirement.

Letter Grades

Letter grades will be assigned according to the following scale:

A+  ≥  97%
A  ≥  94%
A–  ≥  90%
B+  ≥  87%
B  ≥  84%
B–  ≥  80%
C+  ≥  77%
C  ≥  74%
C–  ≥  70%
F  <  70%

For example, you will receive a C letter grade if your grade is greater than or equal to 70% and less than 77%. Please note this scale is subject to change. See the Graduate Student Regulations for more information about letter grades and how they are translated into GPA.

Late Policy

All deadlines and exam dates are firm. No late assignments will be accepted.

Exceptions to this policy are made only in the case of verifiable medical or family emergency. Extensions and makeup exams must be arranged PRIOR to the original deadline unless in case of extreme emergency (such as an emergency room visit).

Course Summary:

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