12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL
Undergraduate – Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal datesfor the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Dr Victoria Graham
- Second semester 2018 (On-campus)
Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units.
AZA2301, MON2003, MON3001
In the Social Inclusion Internship, students apply their academic and research skills to projects in the migration, refugees and multiculturalism sector. Drawing on prior study of migration issues, the internship enables students to participate in the activities and projects of an approved host organisation. It is an opportunity for students to gain first-hand experience of the culture and challenges of the workplace and to engage with the practical dimensions of migrant and refugee settlement and multicultural communities. The unit enables students to obtain practical workplace experience while gaining academic credit towards their degree.
Places are strictly limited and selection will be based primarily on academic merit.
On successful completion all students will have:
- Gained first-hand experience of the practical dimensions of migrant and refugee settlement and integration
- Attained practical workplace interpersonal skills
- Completed relevant research and/or job study that demonstrates their understanding of the complexities of migration
- Developed knowledge of both the theoretical and practical challenges of immigration
- Consolidated their skills in project formulation, implementation, analysis and reporting
- Enhanced skills in managing and organising workloads for the completion of their internship research project and related assessment tasks
- Enhanced their skills in critical reflection by engaging with the host organisation’s positioning in terms of broader refugee, migration and multiculturalism issues
- Strengthened their understanding of the interests of the various stakeholders in the migration sector
- Enhanced their skills in critical thinking by undertaking an analysis of the implications of their own work and their host organisation’s activities
- Improved their ability for self-evaluation and reflective learning in the context of the workplace
- Developed an understanding of the ethical issues one may encounter in the workplace and in the course of undertaking research
Within semester assessment: 100%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
Dr Victoria Graham
This unit applies to the following area(s) of study
International studies – South Africa