An assigned task for which the students course work has prepared him/her and to which the student, faculty and employer agree. The minimum time period for the field study is seven weeks of full time work with the employer, or 270 clock hours. The assignment must require competence in areas relevant to the student’s chosen sequence of study and stimulate growth in those areas of competence. Under special circumstances to be determined in consultation with the head of department a student may replace COM 507 with Senior Project (COM 597)