Year
2021
Units
4.5
Contact
4 x 2-hour tutorials per semester
1 x 30-hour industry placement per semester
Prerequisites
1 Admission into BAHA-Bachelor of Arts - Enhanced Program for High Achievers
2 ARTS1000 - Inquiry and Research Across the BA
3 31.5 units of completed study
Must Satisfy: (1 and 2 and 3)
Topic description

This is a Work-Integrated Learning topic designed to give students in the Bachelor of Arts - Enhanced Program for High Achievers the opportunity to develop some work-ready skills specific to the major(s) they are studying in the B.A. award, or the opportunity to study abroad and extend the experience of their major studies. Students will choose, subject to eligibility, from three options:

  • Work Placement in a workplace related to a student's major sequence of study
  • Supervised Internship, such as the Washington Internship Program or the South Australian Parliamentary Internship
  • Study Abroad option, selected from the list of participating universities in the Flinders University Study Abroad Program
Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Give shape, form and substance to the notion that the BA equips students with the type of skills employers recognise
  • Help students in the BA Enhanced degree identify and articulate how their university studies are applicable to the professional landscape
  • Improve and/or consolidate practical aspects of a student's BA studies (e.g. time management skills; problem-solving skills; collaborative and independent learning skills; strong communication skills)
  • Broaden students' perspectives about what further study or work opportunities are available after the completion of their Bachelor degree
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the professional and career landscape associated with success in the BA Enhanced program and the major(s) being undertaken
  2. Report on the workplace knowledge and experience gained
  3. Within the context of their major area(s) of study, compare and contrast learning in the classroom and learning in the workplace
  4. Identify the knowledge, skills and attitudes that potential employers may have of graduates of the BA Enhanced program
  5. List and explain career goals and expectations, and analyse how these have been influenced by the workplace knowledge and experience gained in undertaking the topic

  6. Evaluate the relevance and significance of major area(s) of study towards achieving career goals and meeting career expectations

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.

FULL

If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.