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Robert Vega, Director FAC 18 / 2304 Whitis Ave. Stop G6200 78712-1508 • 512-471-7900

LA 110wb

Course Description

LA 110wb is a one-credit, web-based course designed to complement your internship experience. Assignments will be completed each week and uploaded to Blackboard. Assignments include journals, evaluations and a final paper. Course communications are also managed via Blackboard by email. This course is offered for academic credit, which counts toward your overall GPA and fulfills any lower division elective credit requirements. This course is available on a pass/fail basis only (see grading note below).

Pass/Fail Grading Note

LA 110wb is offered for a pass/fail grade only (no letter grade). Please note that you must earn an overall grade of 75 or greater to pass this course. Any overall grade of 74.9 or below will receive a fail grade for this course.

Syllabus

Fall 2014: Download the Fall 2014 Syllabus
Spring 2015: Download the Spring 2015 Syllabus
Summer 2015, First Term: Coming Soon
Summer 2015, Second Term: Coming Soon

Eligibility

Explore student and internship site eligibility requirements here.

Special Fall & Spring Requirement: The fall and spring LA 110wb courses have an additional requirement: the internship site (i.e., your employer) must require credit to participate in the internship. Please see the note in Part II of the application form about confirming the credit requirement.

Hours Requirement

Fall & Spring: You must intern a minimum of 10 hours per week for a minimum of 12 weeks during the 14-week semester.
Summer: You must intern 4-5 weeks, 12 hours per week, during the 5-week summer term in which you are enrolled.

Application Deadlines

You must complete all three steps in the application process (see details in How To Apply section below) by the application deadline. If you do not complete one or more application steps by the application deadline, the course will be officially closed and you will not be eligible to participate in the internship course.

Fall 2014: Monday, September 8, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Spring 2015: Friday, January 30, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Summer 2015, First Term: Coming Soon
Summer 2015, Second Term: Coming Soon

How To Apply

This course has a three-step application process. All steps must be completed by the application deadline listed above. NOTE: Submit your application as early as possible. If your application is not approved, having a good amount of time before the application deadline allows you to find another internship, change your internship plans or consider taking a different course before your add/drop period closes.

  • Step 1 - Application Part I: Part I should be completed once you have secured your internship or if you are in the process of applying for an internship and your employer needs confirmation that you will be eligible for academic credit before hiring you. [Access the online form HERE.] We will use this information to verify that you meet the student criteria and to make an initial evaluation of your internship site's eligibility. This first step should be completed as soon as possible.
  • Step 2 - Course Enrollment: Once Part I is approved, you will be authorized to add/register for the course. It is fully your responsibility to register for the course. We strongly recommend that you familiarize yourself with the registration/add times and related fees. Note: registering after the 4th class day during the fall/spring may result in higher fees.
  • Step 3 - Application Part II & Credit Requirement Confirmation: Download Part II of the Internship Course Application Form [Download HERE]; you and your internship supervisor will complete and sign this form. The completed form should be scanned and emailed to Amira Sounny-Slitine at amira@austin.utexas.edu. If you cannot scan the application, you can drop it off at FAC 18 or fax it to 512-471-7903.  Special 110wb Requirement: This course requires an added application component - please note the requirement for an official notice from your employer/supervisor confirming that the site requires credit for you to participate in the internship program. You can submit a letter or internship summary from your employer/supervisor on company letterhead confirming the requirement or your supervisor can send an email confirming the requirement to Amira Sounny-Slitine, Internship Course Coordinator (amira@austin.utexas.edu).
Incomplete Applications: If any part of your application is received incomplete or if you fail to complete all steps in the application process by the deadline, you will not be eligible to participate in the internship course. For that reason it is important to: 1) make sure that you have properly completed each line in the application forms; 2) register for the course well before the deadline; and 3) submit your application parts well before the deadline.
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