ARTS 3005 - Liberal Arts & Sciences Internship

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2018

This Internship will enable students within the Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences to develop their career readiness skills by working with selected scientific and cultural organisations. `Interns? will spend a semester (or equivalent) completing an agreed research project for their host organisation, spending about 1-2 days a week within the organisation and will also be assigned an academic supervisor within the University who will supervise and mark their research project. In general, the project will examine `real world? problem-solving from interdisciplinary perspectives, and in particular the intersections between the `arts? and `sciences?. The Internship will also be supplemented with a series of seminars on research and report writing as well as on topics related to career readiness. The final research report (up to 7,500 words or equivalent) by the student accounts for 70% of the final grade for the course.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ARTS 3005
    Course Liberal Arts & Sciences Internship
    Coordinating Unit Humanites & Social Sciences Office
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 6
    Contact Up to 2 hours per week with 1-2 days placement per week.
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Prerequisites At least 48 units of undergraduate study
    Incompatible ARTS 3200
    Restrictions Available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences only
    Course Description This Internship will enable students within the Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences to develop their career readiness skills by working with selected scientific and cultural organisations. `Interns? will spend a semester (or equivalent) completing an agreed research project for their host organisation, spending about 1-2 days a week within the organisation and will also be assigned an academic supervisor within the University who will supervise and mark their research project. In general, the project will examine `real world? problem-solving from interdisciplinary perspectives, and in particular the intersections between the `arts? and `sciences?. The Internship will also be supplemented with a series of seminars on research and report writing as well as on topics related to career readiness. The final research report (up to 7,500 words or equivalent) by the student accounts for 70% of the final grade for the course.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Heather Bray

    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1 Understand the relationship between the broad and coherent body of knowledge in the Liberal Arts and Sciences and ‘real world’ issues relevant to science and society
    2 Apply creative and critical thinking to identify and solve problems within complex scientific, social, political and cultural contexts
    3 Identify social, political, economic and cultural issues relating to science and society and their ethical implications, and demonstrate the capacity to operate with personal and professional integrity in a range of social contexts
    4 Communicate effectively in a range of spoken and written modes and formats within the relevant disciplines and professional contexts in a variety of scientific, social and cultural situations
    5 Appreciate and manage their own personal capabilities through processes of self-appraisal, and demonstrate respect and mutual responsibility in sustaining productive relationships
    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)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    1
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    2
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    4
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    3,4,5
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    3,5
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
    5
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Reading and other resources required for learning will be available through MyUni.
    Recommended Resources
    Reading and other resources recommended for learning will be available through MyUni.
    Online Learning
    All online content will be made available through MyUni at the beginning of the semester.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    This course will be team taught over the semester with contributions from academic staff in the Faculty on how to develop research report writing skills. Using the extensive range of contacts that the Faculty has built up with outside host organisations, there will also be presentations delivered by representatives from various organisations on developing a student professional profile and how to enhance career prospects in government and industry, These will be supplemented by presentations from the University Careers Office as well as testimonials from past students in the course, who have graduated and/or progressed to full time employment and/or postgraduate study.
    Workload

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

    WORKLOAD  TOTAL HOURS
    7 x 2-hour seminar plus preparation per fortnight 24 hours per semesterl
    8-10 hours placement per week 120 hours per semester
    12 hours research report preparation per week 144 hours per semester
    12 hours class report and poster preparation per semester  24 hours per semester
    TOTAL = 312 hours per semester
    Learning Activities Summary

    No information currently available.

    Specific Course Requirements
    The course involves placement in a host organisation. Police checks for working with children may be required by some organisations.
    Small Group Discovery Experience
    Students will work cooperatively (under guidance) to develop the marking rubric for oral presentations during the presentation skills workshop.
  • 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 Due Weighting Learning Outcome
    Research project poster formative and summative week 10 10% 2,4
    In-class presentation formative and summative week 13 20% 2,4
    Research project summative End of semester 70% 1,3,5
    Assessment Detail
    Poster:
    Students are required to complete and submit an A3 poster summarising their project.
    Examples of poster layout and design will be provided during semester.
    Weighting 10%

    In-class presentation:
    Students make a 10 minute, succinct verbal presentation of their research project accompanied by a set of power point slides.
    Weighting 20%

    Final report:
    Students submit a report of 7,500-8,000 words or equivalent. Examples of report format and content will be provided during semester.
    Weighting 70%
    Submission
    Submission of assignments is on-line via MyUni and/or to the course administrator.
    Late submision will only be accepted with prior approval from the course co-ordinator.
    Penalties will apply for late submission without prior approval.
    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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