Work Placement Studies

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Summary

Internship course for programme students within:
  • English Studies 180hp (HGENS)
  • International Migration and Ethnic Relations 180hp (SGIME)
  • Language and Cultural Studies 180hp (HGLCE)

Admission requirements

In order to be eligible for this course, students need to have completed fours semesters (120 higher education credits) of one of the following programmes: English Studies (HGENS), International Migration and Ethnic Relations (SGIME) or Language and Cultural Studies (HGLCE).

Syllabus

Syllabus for students autumn 2010, spring 2010, autumn 2009

Course Code:
IM215E revision 1.1
Level of specialisation
G2F
Main fields of study:
No main fields
Language:
English
Date of establishment:
02 March 2007
Date of ratification:
02 December 2008
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Culture and Society
Enforcement date:
01 September 2009
Replaces Syllabus ratified:
02 December 2008

Advancement in relation to the degree requirements

The course can normally be included as a part of a general degree at undergradate level.

Entry requirements

In order to be eligible for this course, students need to have completed fours semesters (120 higher education credits) of one of the following programmes: English Studies (HGENS), International Migration and Ethnic Relations (SGIME) or Language and Cultural Studies (HGLCE).

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
After finishing the course, the student:

  • can present in-depth knowledge and understanding of practical work with issues related to the main subject, and
  • can present knowledge and understanding of how the labour market is constructed.

Skills and abilities
After finishing the course, the student:
  • has the ability to apply theoretical knowledge gained in previous studies to the work placement;
  • will be able to describe and discuss, both orally and in writing, experiences from the work placement, within a given deadline;
  • has the ability to give an account of a relevant subject or question, chosen individually, that has been in focus during the work placement period.

Making judgements and communication skills
After finishing the course, the student:
  • can present an ability to evaluate his or her own capacity and to chart different areas of working life that may be of relevance.
  • can present an ability to independently identify his or her own need of additional knowledge within the relevant field.

Assessments

The course is examined through a written report in which the student reflects upon his or her experience of the work placement, his or her personal capacity, and the labour market in general, as well as highlighting a subject or question that has been relevant during the work placement.

Course content

The work placement takes place during the semester and shoud last for at least five weeks. It should involve participation at an international, national or local governmental authority, an organisation, an association or at a company that is related to the student’s main field of studies.

The student has to personally arrange the work placement, which will be accepted by the course coordinator.

Learning activities

Lectures and seminars.

Grading system

Fail (U) or Pass (G).

Course literature and other teaching materials

In consultation with the supervisor selected parts from:

- Blyton, Paul; Noon, Mike. The Realities of Work. Experiencing work and employment in contemporary society. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2007 (2002, 1997)
- Blyton, Paul; Turnbull, Peter. The dynamics of employee relations. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
- Martinez-Lucio, Miguel (ed.). Employment relations in a changing society: assessing the post-fordism paradigm. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2006.
- Rubery, Jill; Grimshaw, Damian. The organization of employment: an international perspective. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire/New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.

Course evaluation

All students are offered an opportunity to give feedback at the end of the course.

Contact

The education is provided by the Faculty of Culture and Society at the department School of Arts and Communication.

Further information

Victor Lundberg, Course Coordinator
Phone: 040-6657386
Åsa Ulemark, Student Administrator
Phone: 040-6657212