Sociology Internship

Subject 166-089 (2008)

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Credit Points: 25.000
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Weekly seminar and work with organisation
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Students wishing to enrol in this subject must have completed a first-year Sociology subject in addition to 166086 and 166081.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Dr Tom Davis
Subject Overview:

In this subject a student, under academic supervision from the sociology program, undertakes a sociological research project in an organisation outside the university, such as a trade union, social movement, women's organisation, welfare service provider, government or non-government organisation or business organisation. The project will be determined jointly by the student and the organisation concerned.

Assessment: A written research proposal of 2000 words 25% (due early in semester) and a written research report of 6000 words 75% (due during the examination period).
Prescribed Texts: Prescribed Texts:Do it Yourself Social Research (Y Wadsworth), 2nd ed, Allen and Unwin 1997 Research Design: Strategies and Choices in the Design of Social Research (C Hakim), Allen and Unwin 1987 Applied Sociology: Research and Critical Thinking (T Sullivan), Macmillan 1992 The Politics of Field Research: Sociology Beyond Enlightenment (J Gubrium and D Silverman (eds)), Sage 1989
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • be able to research through the competent use of the library and other information sources, and be able to define areas of inquiry and methods of research in the preparation of essays;

  • be able to conceptualise theoretical problems, form judgements and arguments and communicate critically, creatively and theoretically through essay writing, tutorial discussion and presentations;

  • be able to communicate knowledge intelligibly and economically through essay writing and tutorial discussion;

  • be able to manage and organise workloads for recommended reading, the completion of reports and assignments;

  • be able to participate in team work through involvement in syndicate groups and group discussions.


Entry to this subject is by quota, with a maximum of 16 students enrolled at any one time. Students are advised to complete the Professional Skills Program offered by the Careers and Liaison Unit prior to undertaking this subject.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts
Diploma in Arts (Sociology)

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