UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

SOCS5101 Social Sciences Professional Placement 1

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Multimode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Multimode
Summer teaching periodUWA (Perth)Multimode
Content This unit provides the opportunity to apply, develop and critically reflect upon the skills they are learning in a professional context cognisant to their master's degree program. Under the guidance of the unit coordinator, and as future professionals, students are expected to find their own work placement. Content and assessment for the unit include training in the necessary skills for securing such placements, and reflective learning on the skills.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) understand and engage autonomously with the nature of job market and broader vocational opportunities within their field of study; (2) apply the skills and knowledge gained in their studies in a professional context; and (3) critically reflect on their professional development and learning in professional placement.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) placement proposal; (2) reflective assignment; and (3) placement report. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Professor Graham Brown
Unit rules
Prerequisites: completion of 24 credit points in the Master of International Journalism or Master of International Relations or Master of Strategic Communication or Graduate Diploma in Strategic Communication or Master of Heritage Studies or Master of Professional Archaeology or Master of International Development or double award Master of International Law and Master of International Relations or Master of Public Policy or Graduate Diploma in Asian Studies or Master of Asian Studies
Contact hours 150 hours divided between work placement and assignment preparation and writing. Exact division will depend on the nature of the placement.
Unit OutlineSemester 1 : http://www.unitoutlines.arts.uwa.edu.au/Units/SOCS5101/SEM-1/2017
Semester 2 : http://www.unitoutlines.arts.uwa.edu.au/Units/SOCS5101/SEM-2/2017
SUMMER : http://www.unitoutlines.arts.uwa.edu.au/Units/SOCS5101/SUMMER/2017
TS-U-4 : http://www.unitoutlines.arts.uwa.edu.au/Units/SOCS5101/TS-U-4/2017

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