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ATS3841

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2011

Synopsis

PSI 3000 is an Internship Program in which students produce a Research Report while conducting a supervised placement within a designated and approved public or private sector agency. Such agencies may include local government authorities, private corporations, interest and advocacy groups, federal or state statutory commissions, NGOs, political parties and charitable or other not-for-profit organisations.

As well as completing a research report will have the opportunity to appreciate the professional

Objectives

On successful completion of this subject students will have:

  1. developed social science research skills in the use of primary data;

  1. developed communication and interpersonal skills appropriate to future professional employment;

  1. developed organizational and time management skills;

  1. developed an appreciation of the pressures inherent in producing high quality, focused research under strict timelines;

  1. gained an appreciation of ethical issues involved in research;

  1. developed the skills necessary to write well-informed, well-structured and well-presented research reports.

Assessment

Tutorial participation: 10%
Written work: 60% (3000 words)
2 hour Exam: 30%

Contact hours

One 1-hour seminar per week and one 1-hour supervision session per week averaged over one semester

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Politics

Prerequisites

A minor sequence in either Communications and Media Studies, Criminology, Politics, Sociology or Women's Studies