Internship Project (MECO3672)

UNIT OF STUDY

A follow-up to MECO3671 Media and Communications Internship, this unit of study focuses on the integration of the vocational aspects of the internship with high-level research skills. MECO3672 is based around the production of a critical research essay drawn from issues encountered during and after the internship. Students are required to attend a 'cycle' of four seminars, which represents a structured process to draw on their experience, and discuss and refine their research approaches and questions with their peers. Students will need to submit documentation of their research question and approach before submitting their essay. Facilitated by the unit of study coordinator, the aim is for students to refine their research and writing skills in order to produce a high-level research essay.

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Classes

4x3-hr seminars/semester, introductory lecture and guest lecture

Assessment

1x1000wd research proposal (20%), 1x4500wd research essay (70%), peer comment equivalent to 500 wds (10%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

30 senior credit points from Media and Communications (including 12 credit points from MECO3606, MECO3603)

Prohibitions

MECO3701, MECO3702

Corequisites

MECO3671

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