This course is designed to provide you with experience in conducting a research project or participating in work integrated learning within an organisational environment. When the research project or work integrated learning is to be conducted at an outside agency, the course must be designed cooperatively between an academic staff member and the workplace supervisor. You should not try to organise your own internship, but should fit within arrangements made by the Coordinator. You will be assigned an Academic Supervisor for your research project or work integrated learning placement
|Independent Study/Research – Regular meetings with a supervisor will be determined between you and your Academic Supervisor||150hrs||Not applicable||Once Only|
This is a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) course and topics will vary according to placement.
300 Level (Graduate)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...|
|1||Demonstrate advanced theoretical and applied social science knowledge in a specific research application or learning environment.||Engaged|
|2||Conduct research and thinking about social issues that make considered and ethical contributions to the future of society.||Ethical|
|3||Demonstrate professional code of conduct.||Engaged|
Refer to the USC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.
At least 16 courses with approval from the Course Coordinator
Limited Grading (PNP)
Early feedback will be given by the workplace supervisor in the first instance and opportunities will also be available for regular consultation with your academic supervisor
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
Agreed in writing at the commencement of the course
|Refer to Format||To Supervisor|
|Exam Period||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All||3||Code of Conduct||Individual||
|Throughout teaching period (refer to Format)||To Supervisor|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Placement Parameters|
To organise and establish a site, a learning plan, and a mentor for the exploration of your sociology disciplinary knowledge at an advanced level.
The site, learning plan and mentor will be identified in consultation with the course coordinator. There will be a template provided that will assist with the development of the overview of the workplace or project parameters and the identification of the key workplace or project learning plan. The plan may include: a number of hours, the expected social theory or approach to be applied and a product that will be created as a result of this work. Submit: Agreed in writing at the commencement of the course
|All - Assessment Task 2:Placement or Project Product|
The goal of the placement or project isfor you to develop or create the product outlined in the Task 1 learning plan. You will use this placement or project experience as a site to either practice social theory – i.e. produce a product to be used at the site or youwill use your experience as anopportunity to explore a social theory with more depth. The purpose here is to: • introduce you to the theory and practice of the discipline • introduce you to methods of the discipline • introduce you to the professional practice and protocol of the discipline • assist you to develop and apply basic skills relevant to the appropriate discipline
The product will be approximately 2500 words or equivalent and be negotiated with your academic supervisor. The format should be clearly agreed to in Task 1.
|All - Assessment Task 3:Code of Conduct|
This task enables you to become familiar with the code of conduct for your discipline and work within its guidelines during a work integrated learning (WIL) experience
|Product:||Code of Conduct|
During your WIL experience you are required to complete the required hours of work experience. To be eligible to pass, you are required to complete the internship satisfactorily according to the criteria below. See LMS for your discipline specific Code of Conduct.
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Directed study hours may vary by location. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.
Academic integrity is the ethical standard of university participation. It ensures that students graduate as a result of proving they are competent in their discipline. This is integral in maintaining the value of academic qualifications. Each industry has expectations and standards of the skills and knowledge within that discipline and these are reflected in assessment.
Academic integrity means that you do not engage in any activity that is considered to be academic fraud; including plagiarism, collusion or outsourcing any part of any assessment item to any other person. You are expected to be honest and ethical by completing all work yourself and indicating in your work which ideas and information were developed by you and which were taken from others. You cannot provide your assessment work to others. You are also expected to provide evidence of wide and critical reading, usually by using appropriate academic references.
In order to minimise incidents of academic fraud, this course may require that some of its assessment tasks, when submitted to Canvas, are electronically checked through Turnitin. This software allows for text comparisons to be made between your submitted assessment item and all other work to which Turnitin has access.
Limited Graded Course: This course will be graded as Pass in a Limited Grade Course (PU) or Fail in a Limited Grade Course (UF) as per clause 4.1.3 and 4.1.4 of the Grades and Grade Point Average (GPA) - Institutional Operating Policy of the USC. In a course eligible to use Limited Grades, all assessment items in that course are marked on a Pass/Fail basis and all assessment tasks are required to be passed for a student to successfully complete the course. Supplementary assessment is not available in courses using Limited Grades.
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