ARTS 2001 - Arts Internship

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2015

As a central part of this course students will have the opportunity to spend a short time as 'interns' working within specified areas of either the private or public sector in South Australia, while completing an agreed research task. Students will be allocated placements from among a range of offerings which include members of State parliament, public service departments, statutory authorities and other non-government organisations as well as a range of private industries. Final placement will depend upon availability of a host organisation (from a list which the Faculty has organised), the application of an internal quota and assessment of a formal application taking into consideration academic merit (a minimum credit average GPA). In order to complete the process of placement allocation and enrolment, students should first submit their application to the Faculty Office for a place in the Arts Internship by 31 March. Successful applicants will be advised of their placement during first semester and then will be able to enrol in the course.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ARTS 2001
    Course Arts Internship
    Coordinating Unit Arts Faculty Office
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 6
    Contact Up to 2 hours per week, plus placement
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Prerequisites At least 24 units of Advanced Level Arts courses
    Incompatible ANTH 2048, GEST 2200, MDIA 3302 or MDIA 3311 & POLI 2112 or POLI 3083
    Restrictions Available to BArts, BArts(Adv), BDevSt, BEnvPol&Mgt, BIntSt, BMedia, BSocSc students only
    Quota A quota will apply
    Assessment Oral presentation (20%), professional poster (10%), 5000-7000 word major research project (70%)
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Mr Robert Ewers

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    At the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
    1 Gain practical hands-on experience in a non-university professional working environment through project work undertaken in conjunction with an external organisation.
    2 Develop skills in applying theoretical, critical and methodological and disciplinary knowledge relevant to one's major or area of intellectual interest in a practical form that mirrors post-university professional work.
    3 Expand skills in the development, management and finalisation of a project at an advanced level.
    4 Gain experience in providing briefs, presentations, progress reports and posters in line with current professional standards and polish writing and other communication skills.
    5 Acquire a highly-developed awareness of the ways in which contemporary professional, industry, community or government organisations operate in terms of practical and project work and research.
    6 Develop an understanding of the ways in which humanities and social sciences research skills, methods, knowledge and information are relevant to post-university working life and advance career prospects and applications accordingly.
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1, 6
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 2, 3
    An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 3, 5
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 4, 5
    A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 4
    A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 6
    A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 6
    An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 1, 5, 6
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Seminars and external placement

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    1 x 2-hour seminar (or equivalent) per week 24 hours per semester
    3 hours research per week 36 hours per semester
    3 hours assignment preparation per week 36 hours per semester
    7 hours reading per week 84 hours per semester
    11 hours placement (or equivalent) per week 132 hours per semester
    TOTAL WORKLOAD 312 hours per semester
    Learning Activities Summary
    Students attend a 2-hour seminar each week and participate in placement in an organisation.
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Task Type Weighting Learning Outcome
    Poster Formative and Summative 10% 2-6
    Seminar presentation Formative and Summative 20% 2-6
    Final report Formative and Summative 70% 1-6
    Assessment Related Requirements
    Students must attend seminars and placements.
    Assessment Detail
    Poster: students are required to complete and submit an A3 poster which covers the following information: project purpose, aims and objectives; background on the project and the organisation; methods deployed in researching and undertaking the project; findings to date - 10% weighting.

    Seminar presentation: students make a five-minute, succinct verbal presentation accompanied by a set of PowerPoint slides which provides the following information to an audience of peers: a summary of the internship project's purpose, aims, objectives and background; a discussion of the project's key findings; anticipated longer-term outcomes of the project for the organisation and/or the field of study - 20% weighting.

    Final report: students submit a report of 5,000–7,000 words (not including bibliographies and appendices). Feedback on reports will be sought from host organisations and will be considered during the marking process - 70% weighting.
    Final report: 1 bound hard copy to be submitted to host organisation. One bound hard copy (plus electronic copy) to be submitted to Faculty office.
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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