Sociology Internship

Subject 672-382 (2009)

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Credit Points: 25.00
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Weekly seminar and work with organisation
Total Time Commitment: 2 contact hours/week , 6.5 additional hours/week. Total of 8.5 hours per week.
Prerequisites: Completion of 25 points of Level 1 Sociology, 37.5 points of Level 2 Sociology (including 166-081 or 166-086 or 191-004), and Level 3 Sociology subject Contemporary Sociological Theory.
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:


Mr Thomas William D'Arc Davis


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.
  • be able to design, carry out and produce a report of a sociological research project in a public sector or non-governmental organisation, integrating a range of sociological methods;
  • be able to demonstrate an ability to successfully negotiate and work with stake holders in the design, implementation and reporting of a sociological research project;
  • be able to integrate issues of research ethics into an undergraduate research project.
Assessment: A Research Report of 6,000 words 75%, and a Reflective Essay of 2,000 words 25% (both pieces of assessment due during the examination period).
Prescribed Texts: None
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 research reports.
  • Be able to conceptualise theoretical problems, form judgements and arguments and communicate critically, creatively and theoretically through report writing, workplace discussion and presentations.
  • Be able to communicate knowledge intelligibly and economically through report writing and workplace discussion.
  • Be able to manage and organise workloads for recommended reading and the completion of work assignments and assessment.
  • Be able to participate in team work through involvement in internship placements.

Formerly available as 166-089 and 672-382. Students who have completed 166-089 or 672-382 are not eligible to enrol in this subject.

Entry to this subject is by application as a quota of 16 students applies. Application forms are available from the Arts and Music Student Support Centre during the course planning period.

The Sociology Internship is not available as a Breadth subject.

Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Socio-legal Studies Major
Sociology Major

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