2014 Unit of Study
The session(s) below are for 2014. For Summer School 2014 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2014).
The University of Sydney session calendar shows exact dates for sessions.
|Washington D.C. Placement Program|
|Prerequisites||8 units with at least a credit average|
|Assumed Knowledge||A sound understanding of business and strong written and oral communication skills|
|Lectures||1 day pre-departure seminar (Sydney), 5x 2hr lectures (Washington DC), 4 day a week internship placement (Washington DC)|
|Assessment||learning contract (0%), work learning journal (20%), placement presentation (15%), and research report (65%)|
This unit will be taken by students accepted into the University of California Washington DC (UCDC) Winter Program while they undertake a professional placement with a business, government, non-government or media organisation. It will include preparatory coursework in reflective, professional practice and concurrent coursework on research methods, report and other professional writing skills. Assessment will include a learning journal, research essay, and oral presentations all based on the internship placement and study abroad experience. A Pass/Fail 'Learning Contract' will be developed in the first two weeks of your internship in order to provide clear guidelines for your internship learning goals/objectives (knowledge, skills and values); strategies for achieving these goals; intended output; self and supervisor assessment criteria.