ARTS 3005 - Liberal Arts & Sciences Internship
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2020
General Course Information
Course Code ARTS 3005 Course Liberal Arts & Sciences Internship Coordinating Unit Humanites & Social Sciences Office Term Semester 2 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 BLibArts&Sci students 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 Coordinator: Associate Professor Wayne Errington
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
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
Required ResourcesReading and other resources required for learning will be available through MyUni.
Recommended ResourcesReading and other resources recommended for learning will be available through MyUni.
Online LearningAll online content will be made available through MyUni at the beginning of the semester.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis 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.
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 semester 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 RequirementsThe course involves placement in a host organisation. Police checks for working with children may be required by some organisations.
Small Group Discovery ExperienceStudents will work cooperatively (under guidance) to develop the marking rubric for oral presentations during the presentation skills workshop.
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- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Task Type Due Weighting Learning Outcome Research project poster formative and summative
10% 2,4 In-class presentation formative and summative week 13 20% 2,4 Research project summative End of semester 70% 1,3,5
Students are required to complete and submit an A3 poster summarising their project.
Examples of poster layout and design will be provided during semester.
Students make a 10 minute, succinct verbal presentation of their research project accompanied by a set of power point slides.
Students submit a report of 7,500-8,000 words or equivalent. Examples of report format and content will be provided during semester.
SubmissionSubmission 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.
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
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