ISQS 4382 - Internship

Syllabus - Fall 2018

Instructor: John R Durrett

Office Hours: MWF 12-1 or anytime by phone or email

Office: BA E303

Phones: mobile 806-438-2049, home 806-687-9028, office 834-0629

Email: Class web page:
  1. Prerequisites:
    A student must have completed at least the introductory ISQS/IT courses.
  2. Supplies: 
  3. Methodology

    Prior to the semester in which you are enrolling:
    1. Go to the undergrad and get the ISQS 4382 enrollment sheet
    2. Fill everything out except my signature
    3. Bring the form to me for my signature.
    4. While working think about the following and when finished with the course, write me a 10 page +/- paper. The paper should:
    a. Briefly, describe your job as stated when you were hired.
    b. Briefly, describe your job as you really did it. I am primarily interested in the changes from a) above
    c. Provide me with an indication of how well our curriculum did in educating you for the internship. Be specific about the places that the curriculum did a good job and those where topics or skills were lacking.
    d. Provide me with a set of references you use in the course of the job.
    e. Tell me anything else interesting.
    i. eMail me a copy of the paper (I do not want a hard copy). If I do not get it by last class day the semester you are enrolled I will give you a PR (in Progress) NOT an incomplete. Then when I get the paper I will change the grade. In order to get the grade change to work I need the paper at least a month before you wish to graduate.

  4. Course Description
    This course provides students with the opportunity to gain real world experience in our field.
  5. Course Learning Objectives
    IT job experience.
  6. Academic Conduct:
    The Texas Tech policy for academic affairs applies to all students, at all times. Any student who violates the academic conduct policy will be subjected to the appropriate disciplinary sanctions (Student Affairs Handbook). In absence of evidence to the contrary, students will be treated as trustworthy, honest, and just.
  7. Disabled Students:
    If, for any reason, you have a physical, visual, hearing or cognitive impairment that hinders your ability to write, see, hear or take exams, please advise the instructor of your condition, and provide a letter of verification from your doctor. He will make every effort to accommodate your situation as best as he can. 
  8. Grading policy:

    In general if you turn in a pretty good paper you get a B, if you turn in an excellent paper with lots of information that is useful to me you get an A.
  1. Required Guidelines