In this course students take directed study in
IS&T to integrate their academic course program with work in the
field. The course is directed
by a IS&T faculty member and supervised by the student's work
supervisor. The aim is to
integrate classroom and work experience. The gained hand-on work
experience helps students decide which area of the IT field is of more
interest to them so they can choose the elective courses for the remaining
time in school. It also improves their chances to get a better job upon
is a 4 credit hours course. There are no formal lectures. The
work students perform must be directly related to the IS&T field.
Students prepare bi-weekly writ-ten reports covering the work they
performed and present and discuss the reports with their faculty
coordinator. At the end of
the semester students write a final report covering the work of the
The course utilizes Temple's web
conferencing, BlackBoard where messages are posted by the instructor. You
will need a separate password to access it. To get to BlackBoard click
For general information about the
CIS Department click on: http://www.cis.temple.edu/
|| Jie Wu
Tuesday 3:00pm -
5:00pm or by
|| (215) 204-8450
|| Room 302,
Wachman Hall |
| By appointment
|To be assigned
If you are registered for this course, but do not meet
the pre-requisite, contact the instructor immediately. Students who have not completed
the pre-requisites will not be awarded a grade for this course.
There are no exams in this course. The final
grade is based on :
1. The verbal and written progress
report during the meetings with the faculty adviser.
Late submissions, unless permitted, will not be accepted.
Skipping a meeting
notification will affect the grade
quality of the final report. Detailed instructions will be
Note: In the summer semester, the face-to-face
meetings may be replaced by e-mail communication.
No assignments nor
No lab work
Each student works on a project
assigned to him/her by the employer. Projects must be computing related and can cover various topics such as:
basic software systems design and
implementation, applications development, web design, network services, graphics, robotics,
installation/repair, help desk
Grading is expected to be on the following scale:
This is just a guideline, the final grading may slightly differ
from this scale.
NOTE: The minimum passing grade for the course is
should regularly visit the course website and the
course web conferencing site at http://tuportal.temple.edu for all announcements.
Important dates can be found on the Temple
University Academic Calendar.
Attendance (excluding during the summer session) is
expected, and may be recorded from time to time. Absences for legitimate
professional activities and illnesses are acceptable only if prior notice
is given to the instructor by e-mail or phone. Scheduling conflicts with your
work, extra-curricular activities, or any other such activities is
not a valid excuse.
Also, review Temple University attendance policy at http://www.temple.edu/ugbulletin97/policies_part1.html#attendance. Although attendance is not a
specific part of the course evaluation it has a direct effect on class
participation. If you are not
in class you cannot participate.
and class participation will be taken into account in final grading,
namely, the 'Others' portion of the grade . Class participation means that
you attend class regularly and have completed your assigned readings. It means that you ask relevant
questions and make informed comments in class.
We use a web conferencing tool: Temple's Black Board for outside
class interaction. You will need to get a password from Computer Services
to log on to this site. The site can be used as a message board and
also as a discussion forum where you may post comments/questions about the
Please note that this forum is strictly for discussion on
the course content, and assignments. All matters of class policy should be addressed directly to
the instructor. I do not expect to moderate the forum, however I will
intervene if I feel the need to redirect the focus back on the
There are no exams in this
Academic Honesty & Ethics
Temple University, the school, the
department and I expect you to observe the highest ethical standards. Simply put, we count on you to do
the right thing. You are
expected to always do your own work. When working in the lab,
on your assignments or
the team project you may
consult others or you study as a group but always submit your own original
work. All violations of
academic honesty will be handled according to university policy.
Any student who has a need for accommodation
based on the impact of a disability should contact me privately to discuss
the specific situation as soon as possible. Student must provide me with a
note from the office of Disability Resources and Services at in 100 Ritter
Annex, 215-204-1280, regarding their disability.
There are no labs n this
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