Field Study Syllabus

Field Study Syllabus

University of California, Santa Cruz

Economics 93F, 193, 193F, & 293

Economics Field Study Program

Fall 2019 Syllabus

Field Study Coordinator Advising Hours: 

  • Tuesdays, 1-3
  • Wednesdays, 11-12 & 1-2
  • Thursdays, 10-12 

Office location: Engineering 2 Building, Room 403C. Forms can also be dropped off at the same location.


Phone: (831) 459-5301

Text:  No textbook is required.

Required Meetings: You are required to attend one of the mid-quarter meetings with the field study coordinator and you are required to meet with your faculty sponsor at least two times during the quarter. 

Faculty sponsor contact information available here.

Mid-Quarter Meetings: Occurs during Week 5 (week of October 28). 

  • Monday, Oct. 28: 11a.m. - 12p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 29: 2p.m. - 3p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 30: 4p.m. - 5p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 1: 12p.m. - 1p.m.

Unless listed otherwise, all meetings to be held in E2, Rm. 406. 

Assignments/Paper: You are required to complete the mid-quarter questionnaire, final assessment of field placement, and work with your faculty sponsor on an academic paper that will integrate coursework with your field experience. Typically, the length of the paper relates to the number of academic credits you are attempting to earn:

2 units

5-6 hours

5 pages

5 units

12-14 hours

10 pages

10 units

24 hours

20 pages

Along with your final assessment, you must also review the job description used to apply to your internship and suggest changes to the duties and responsibilities as necessary. 

Optional Time Sheet: To help you keep track of your field study hours, an optional time sheet has been provided for you here

Examinations: There will be no examinations for the course.  The final assessment of field placement and your academic assignment with your faculty sponsor is due at the end of the quarter.

Grading: Your final grade will be determined on a pass/no pass basis.  Grading is primarily based on the paper related to your internship program and completing satisfactory work in your internship.

Learning Objective: The primary goal of the class is to gain practical experience related to your major by participating in a field study internship program.  You will have a field study supervisor who will oversee your internship duties and a faculty sponsor who will work with you on the academic component of the course.  Your field study experience should provide you with a good foundation to be used to make subsequent career decisions and help you in obtaining a permanent position after earning your degree. 

Course Schedule:

Week 1 (9/30-10/4):

Field Study hours may begin. 

Contracts are due Friday, October 4.

Week 2 (10/7):

Make up internship hours (if needed). Recommended check-in with field study supervisor to discuss projects.

Week 3 (10/14):

Recommended check-in with faculty sponsor to discuss academic assignment.

Week 4 (10/21):

If continuing field study for next quarter, notify

Week 5 (10/28):

Attend one mid-quarter meeting 

*Please email to set up a time to chat if you cannot attend any of the times listed above in Mid-Quarter Meetings. 

*Mid-Quarter Questionnaire due by Friday 11/1!

Week 6 (11/4):

Verify continuing internship for next quarter if applicable.

Week 7 (11/11):

Recommended check-in to verify you are on track to complete required internship hours.

Week 8 (11/18):

Recommended check-in to verify you are on track to complete required internship hours.

Week 9 (11/25):

Recommended check-in to verify you are on track to complete required internship hours. 

Field Supervisor assessment of you is due. (Assessments are sent to the supervisor by the field study coordinator.)

Week 10 (12/2):

*Final Assessment of Field Placement due by Friday 12/6

* Any updates to job description due by Friday 12/6


UC Santa Cruz is committed to creating an academic environment that supports its diverse student body. If you are a student with a disability who requires accommodations to achieve equal access in this course, please submit your Accommodation Authorization Letter from the Disability Resource Center (DRC) to me privately during my office hours or by appointment, as soon as possible in the academic quarter, preferably within 1 week. I also encourage you to discuss with me ways we can ensure your full participation in this course.

I encourage all students who may benefit to learn about the DRC and the UCSC accommodation process. You can visit the DRC website at You can make an appointment and meet in-person with a DRC staff member. The phone number is 831-459-2089, or email