Integration of Faith, Learning, and Disciplines – INDS 499

CG • Section 16WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 05/18/2022

Course Description

INDS 499 provides students with hands-on practice in faith and learning integration as they complete an internship. Course is repeatable with a maximum of six credits.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

Liberty University aims to prepare students for a variety of careers in which their faith can be lived out in practice.  This course provides students with an opportunity to practice workplace-based faith before graduation—and well within the Liberty support structure.  Also, as a course that brings together various disciplines, including government, business, theology, and any other field of study that a student’s job placement may involve, this course offers a truly integrated approach to education through actual practice and scheduled events.

Course Assignment

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Time Log and Update Assignments (8)

Throughout the course, the student must submit 8 Time Log and Update Assignments. Each submission must contain a brief written overview of the work completed over the previous module of the internship. This overview should not exceed 1 paragraph. In addition, the student must submit a work log of all the hours completed over the previous module’s weeks. This log must be signed the student’s internship supervisor. A form for this assignment is provided.

Internship Assessment Assignment

The student will write a 2-3-page paper according to either the APA, MLA, or Turabian writing styles. This assignment gives the student a chance to consider their internship in perspective. The student will consider their internship in perspective. They will describe the location, goals, duties, and setting of the internship and will focus on how the location was chosen, how it will serve their future vocational aspirations, and advance their Christian worldview.

Learning Objective Self Evaluation Assignment

The student will write a 2-3-page paper according to either the APA, MLA, or Turabian writing styles. This assignment will allow the student to reflect on their learning objectives that were set by the student and their supervisor before the internship.  The student will perform a self-evaluation, which is a practice that they will encounter annually at most jobs in the future where they will look at what objectives were set the previous year, and discuss how they fared.

Mid-Term Reflection Assignment

The student will write a 2-3-page paper according to either the APA, MLA, or Turabian writing styles. The assignment will allow the student to reflect on their internship and how it is going. They will be given an opportunity to discuss what they have learned and how they were prepared for that type of work. 

Ethical Standards and Dilemmas Assignment

The student will write a 2-3-page paper according to either the APA, MLA, or Turabian writing styles. The assignment gives the student a chance to consider an often neglect topic.  They will examine how this topic relates to their current internship or their planned career. The idea of ethical considerations within the workplace is an important concept that is often neglected but is so important. Ethics standards are important because they provide structure and stabilization of the operational functions within a business. They help to understand what is good and bad, and this helps to choose between right and wrong actions when dealing with fellow workers and customers.

Final Reflection Assignment

The student will write a 4-5-page paper according to either the APA, MLA, or Turabian writing styles. The assignment will allow the student to reflect on their internship and how it went over the entire period. They will be given an opportunity to discuss what they learned and how they were prepared for that type of work.

Supervisor Evaluation Assignment

At the end of the internship, the student’s internship supervisor must complete the Supervisor Evaluation form. The supervisor must completely fill out the form, sign it, and give it to the student, who will submit it for the faculty advisor to review.