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English 495

ENGL 495
English Internship

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ENGL 495. English Internship
Credit Hours (1-12).

Prerequisites: CORE 101 and CORE 102, ENGL 306 and ENGL 407 highly recommended.

Offers opportunity through experiential learning to apply English skills and learn about careers in business and technical writing or other nonteaching fields. Internship consists of placement with a business or governmental agency interested in using the critical thinking and writing skills obtained through English coursework. Credit hours vary according to the number of hours per week and the number of weeks in the internship.  Grading on Pass/Fail basis. May be taken twice for credit, but for no more than 12 hours total.

 

Detailed Description of Content of Course

Varies with each individual proposal for an internship.

The proposal, or "Memo of Understanding," should detail the experiential learning that will be the central feature of the internship, and the nature and purposes of the work to be performed. It should discuss how the internship fits with the student's educational and career goals.

 

Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

A formal internship will be arranged by the English Department with responsible persons in a cooperating organization. Internships will have an academic base, combining work with study. The agency supervisor provides on-the-job instruction and guidance and regular evaluations of the intern’s work. The faculty supervisor follows up on each intern, closely checking on training and experience obtained at work and resolving any problems that might arise. Evaluations of progress occur at regular intervals throughout the internship period; final evaluations are arrived at by the supervisor and the intern at the conclusion of the internship.

 

Goals and Objectives of Course

Varies with each individual proposal for an internship.

The proposal for the internship must include a description of the goals and objectives of that internship. These goals may be both content centered and process centered.

 

Assessment Measures

Varies with each individual proposal for an internship.

The proposal for the internship must include a description of how the student’s performance will be evaluated.

 

Other Course Information

Proposals for an internship should not replicate the content of established courses. They should provide opportunities for students to study and perform in ways they could not in established courses.

 

Review and Approval

October, 2009