Practicum overview

About the program

The Practicum (GLIS 699) is 3-credit, tuition-based academic elective course for 2nd-year Master of Information Studies students. It is typically offered in the Winter semester, and consists of supervised work placement at an approved site, typically unpaid, and required course assignments (e.g. work logs, mid-term report, final paper). The fieldwork component is 100 hours, with a minimum of 50 hours to be spent on site in most cases.

The Practicum Application is due to the SIS Practicum Coordinator several months prior to the start of the Practicum semester; please check the Practicum Timeline for the dates. Typically, students enroll in GLIS 699 as 1 course of a 4-course, full-time courseload. Credit for GLIS 699 can only be granted once during the MISt program.

A tentative program description, learning objectives, dates, guidelines, and policies will be made available on the School's website. Students are expected to familiarize themselves with the preliminary syllabus before applying to the practicum. 


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