BEHV 3013 Humanities Internship

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 100961

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Description This unit aims to provide humanities students with first-hand knowledge of workplaces or research processes related to their chosen field of study (specialisation). Internships may be undertaken in organisations including Western Sydney University, historical societies, museums, libraries, local and state government, non-government organisations, tourism and administration. Internships may also take the form of an individual research project under the supervision of one or more academics. The internship can be in Australia or - through one of Western's partners such as CISaustralia - overseas. The unit will introduce students to various fields in which the skills and knowledge developed in their study of the humanities can be applied. It will augment their study and provide much needed work or research experience.

School Humanities & Comm Arts

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Equivalent Subjects LGYA 1894 - Art History Internship LGYB 0114 - History Internship LGYA 0506 - Asian and International Studies Internship LGYA 0906 - Cultural and Social Analysis Practicum

Restrictions Successful completion of 120 credit points of study in the currently enrolled program.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Research workplace applications of knowledge and skills developed through study
  2. Engage in current professional or research practice
  3. Apply discipline specific skills and knowledge to workplace tasks
  4. Reflect on the impact of the subject on their intellectual and professional development

Subject Content

1. Encounter a range of responsibilities and skills dependent on the place of their internship.
2. Gain working knowledge of organisations and/or businesses relevant to their area of study.
3. Observe work-place practices and the development of specific projects.
4. Learn about the duties of specific professions
5. Completion of a placement: minimum of 20 hours, maximum of 50 hours. Maximum hours may be extended at student?fs request.

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Internship Proposal minimum 500 words 20 N Individual
Log book 2,000 words 30 N Individual
Scholarly Reflection 3,000 words 50 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • To be stipulated by supervisor before the commencement of internship placement.

Teaching Periods

2021-2022 Summer

Parramatta - Victoria Rd (Summer A)

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2022 Semester 1

Bankstown

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Penrith (Kingswood)

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

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2022 Semester 2

Bankstown

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Penrith (Kingswood)

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

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