ARTS 3301 - Social Enterprise Internship III

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2020

This course is designed to involve students in 'The Big Idea' which draws on The Big Issue's expertise and networks to immerse students in the world of social enterprise. This course enables students to further develop and apply, career and leadership-ready skills in the design of a concept and business plan for a new social enterprise or social business. Students are encouraged to develop their own social enterprise idea, and they will also have an opportunity to undertake an internship up to one day per week in a real social enterprise setting in Adelaide. This internship combines lectures and weekly online seminars facilitated by The Big Idea and Australian business leaders representing corporate, government and community sectors; and gives students an opportunity to develop a wide range of career and leadership-ready skills including business planning, social enterprise in practice, team-work and communication skills; and soft skills such as ethical competency and self-awareness. The number of participating students will be determined by an internal quota and the assessment of a formal application which takes into consideration overall academic merit and demonstrated relevant skills required for the internship. Applications will be called during May-June. Successful applicants will be advised of a place in the internship program by late June.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ARTS 3301
    Course Social Enterprise Internship III
    Coordinating Unit Arts Faculty Office
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 3 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites At least 12 units of Level I undergraduate study
    Assumed Knowledge Available to students enrolled in degree programs in the Faculty of Arts and Professions
    Assessment Concept and business plan 35%, Presentation of business plan 15%, Final individual report (2000 words) 50%
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Wayne Errington

    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1 Develop through group work a concept and business plan for a new social enterprise, demonstrating a degree of professional expertise commensurate with an intensive period of practical hands-on experience.
    2 Demonstrate the requisite skills in applying practical, theoretical, critical, methodological and disciplinary knowledge in a form that reflects a post-university professional work environment.
    3 Demonstrate the requisite skills set in the development, management and finalisation of a social enterprsie project at an advanced level
    4 Demonstrate the ability to collaborate and work constructively in a team and on a team-based project.
    5 Demonstrate a highly-developed awareness of the ways in which contemporary professional, industry, government and community organisations engage in social enterprise initiatives.
    6 Demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which social enterprise initiatives and the humanities and social sciences research skills, methods, knowledge and information are relevant to post-university working life and how they will 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)
    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)
    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
    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
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    2, 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
    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
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Recommended Resources
    Online Learning
    The internship combines lectures and weekly online seminars facilitated by Australian business leaders representing corporate, government and community sectors.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    This program is being run by Big Ideas. Currently 10 Australian Universities participate in this program, including 5 GO8s. The teaching and learning modes are run by Big Ideas with Academic supervision being provided by the Faculty of Arts. The seminars are delivered by representatives from key business, government and community organisations in facilitating and guiding each team in the conceptualisation and development of a business plan.

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

    11x1 hour discussion board 11 hours per semester
    11 x 1 hour team meeting 11 hours per semester
    3 hours research and business plan preparation per week 36 hours per semester
    10 hours team presentation preparation 10 hours per semester
    4 hours reading and individual report 48 hours per semester
    TOTAL WORKLOAD 157 hours per semester
    Learning Activities Summary
    1 Introduction:The case for social enterprise 
    2 Develop ideas, crush your assumptions/What makes a good idea?
    3 Introducing The Canvas Model: an innovative business planning tool
    4 Market research/helping People Help Themselves
    5 Social enterprise in practices/ Case Studies
    6 Social enterprise in practice: marketing a social enterprise
    7 Lessons learned in the first year
    8 Business planning 101: Elements of a business plan/Working
    9 Leadership/ new trends in social impact investing
    10 Attracting investment for your ‘Big idea’
    11 What can I do with my generalist degree?/ Putting your idea to the test
    Specific Course Requirements
    Small Group Discovery Experience
  • Assessment

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    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 Course Learning Outcomes
    Concept and business plan (2000 words) Formative & Summative 35% 1-6
    Presentation of business plan Formative & Summative 15% 1-6
    Final individual report (3000 words) Formative & Summative 50% 1-6
    Assessment Related Requirements
    Students must attend all seminars, meetings and participate on the discussion board
    Assessment Detail
    • 2000 word concept and business plan: students will be required to write a joint concept and business plan for a social enterprise initiative – 35% weighting
    • Presentation of business plan – 15% weighting
    • Final report: students are required to write an individual report of 3000 words on the social enterprise initiative – 50% weighting

    No information currently available.

    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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