Internships Specific to Departments

Internships Specific to Departments

Humanities

Arts Administration

Arts Administration

AAD 353 – Practicum
This course will be a directed independent study in which the student is placed in a range of posts in the arts industry and in not-for-profit cultural agencies. Prerequisites: AAD250, AAD251, AAD252

Classical Studies

Classical Studies

CLA 238a – Greece, Land of the Gods
This six-credit course examines the sacred art and architecture of ancient Greece from Mycenae to Byzantium on site in Greece. Offered in the Spring semester. After preliminary lectures on campus students will spend two weeks traveling to the major sacred sites of mainland Greece.

CLA 240ab – Signs of the Past: Archaeological Interpretation
A continuation of Classics 120ab with the emphasis on the techniques and methodology of archaeology. Topics include the use of artifacts in creating chronologies and theories, preservation and conservation of sites, ethical questions and problems relating to archaeological excavation. Sites from Greece, Italy and the American Southwest will be studied. Computer simulations will be used.

CLA 241 – The Archaeology of the Transjordan: Archaeological Field Methods
Students registered in this course will participate in a six-week archaeological expedition to Jordan. Working under the supervision of professional archaeologists, students will be involved in the excavation and recording of artifacts recovered at Khirbat al-Mudayna, Jordan, as part of the Wadi ath-Thamad Excavation Project. Students will learn to take elevations, draw top plans and baulk sections, write daily and weekly field reports, and related activities. During the season, students will take part in the educational program of the expedition, which will include seminars, lectures by visiting scholars on the archaeology and history of Jordon, plus field trips to museums, neighbouring excavations and major sites.

Drama

Drama

DRA 370ab – Independent Study: Special Project
Advanced work on a Departmentally approved special project. Prerequisite: Drama 331 or 332 and permission of the Department.

English

English

ENG 450 – Experiential Learning: Journalism
A practical course in composing news copy and assisting in the production of a commercial newspaper. Specific duties will be negotiated between the English Department and the newspaper.

ENG 454 – Experiential Learning: Broadcast Journalism
A practical course in composing news copy and producing radio news programming. Specific duties will be negotiated between the English Department and the radios station.

ENG 458 – Experiential Learning: Literary Journal Editing
A practical course in editing The Mitre. Specific duties will be negotiated between the English Department and the Student Representative Council.

Études Française et Québecoises

Études Française et Québecoises

FRA 270ab – Littératures migrantes et de la francophonie
“La littérature et le cinéma comme miroirs de l’expression des particularités culturelles nationales. Observation de la complexité historique des différences culturelles rencontrées dans une variété d’aires géographiques reliées à la francophonie, à l’exception de l’Europe (Québec, Antilles, Maghreb, Afrique subsaharienne, autres pays arabes avec influences françaises, etc.). Examen et analyse de la perception de l’Autre dans le Québec contemporain : la vision par le Québec de l’immigrant et l’écrivain québécois réfléchissant sur l’Extérieur et sur l’Étranger. Après entrevues, des stages linguistiques avec des familles immigrantes peuvent faire partie de l’évaluation.
Antirequisite : previous FRA 289″.

Fine Arts

Fine Arts

FIS 390ab – Independent Study in Studio Art I
FIS 391ab – Independent Study in Studio Art II
FIS 392ab – Independent Study in Studio Art III
Full descriptions coming soon.

History

History

HIS 286a – Independent Studies
For U2 Students

HIS 287b – Independent Studies
For U2 Students

HIS 386a – Independent Studies
For U3 Students

HIS 387b – Independent Studies
For U3 Students

HIS 391ab – Archival or Institutional Internship
Unpaid internship in a local archival repository or other institution under the joint supervision of an archivist or other representative and a member of faculty. Students will be evaluated on the completion of pre-established objectives and must be prepared to perform a variety of projects such as writing a major report, preparing an archival inventory or a finding aid. Students must obtain departmental approval before registering for the internship.

HIS 392 – Research Internship
Unpaid internship under the supervision of a member of the department. The student will be responsible for undertaking research related activities in support of the research project of a faculty member.

HIS 455 – Public History Practicum
A directed independent study in which the student undertakes historical work in one of a range of institutions or agencies.

Modern Languages

Modern Languages

JSE 401a – Internship in Yamaguchi I
This is a one-year-long internship program that provides rare, hands-on experience of Japan, within the framework of the Japanese Studies Program. Students will work as assistants at a nursery school of the Town of Abucho, Yamaguchi, Japan, with many generous benefits. Prerequisite: JSE101 and JSE102 as well as an approval of the section chief of the Japanese Studies Program.

JSE 402b – Internship in Yamaguchi II
This is a one-year-long internship program that provides rare, hands-on experience of Japan, within the framework of the Japanese Studies Program. Students will work as assistants at a nursery school of the Town of Abucho, Yamaguchi, Japan, with many generous benefits. Prerequisite: JSE101 and JSE102 as well as an approval of the section chief of the Japanese Studies Program.

Religion

Religion

REL 241 – The Archaeology of the Transjordan: Archaeological Field Methods
Students registered in this course will participate in a six-week archaeological expedition to Jordan. Working under the supervision of professional archaeologists, students will be involved in the excavation and recording of artifacts recovered at Khirbat al-Mudayna, Jordan, as part of the Wadi ath-Thamad Excavation Project. Students will learn to take elevations, draw top plans and baulk sections, write daily and weekly field reports, and related activities. During the season, students will take part in the educational program of the expedition, which will include seminars, lectures by visiting scholars on the archaeology and history of Jordon, plus field trips to museums, neighbouring excavations and major sites.

REL 300 – Independent Studies I
Full description coming soon.

REL 301 – Independent Studies II
Full description coming soon.

Natural Science Division

Chemistry

Chemistry

CHE 135 – The History and Science of Brewing
Beer is among the world’s most popular beverages and the industry continues to grow at both the mega-brewery and microbrewery levels. This course is a general interest course on the nature of beer from a historical, sociological, and scientific perspective. The diverse nature of beer will be explored, as well as how the beverage has developed from its origins many thousands of years ago to what it has become today. Of particular emphasis will be the development of a general understanding of the brewing process, and the science and engineering involved. Various examples of beer’s impact on society and culture will also be discussed.

CHE 136 – Experiential Learning Project in Brewing
Beer is among the world’s most popular beverages and the industry continues to grow at both the mega-brewery and microbrewery levels. This course is a general interest course on the nature of beer from a historical, sociological, and scientific perspective. The diverse nature of beer will be explored, as well as how the beverage has developed from its origins many thousands of years ago to what it has become today. Of particular emphasis will be the development of a general understanding of the brewing process, and the science and engineering involved. Various examples of beer’s impact on society and culture will also be discussed.

Computer Science

Computer Science

CS 404ab – Project
This course is normally taken by CSC students in their final year. The project must be approved in advance by the department. Students will be expected to submit a written report and to make a presentation. Prerequisite: approval of the dept., 80% in CSC courses.

Geography & Environmental Program

Geography & Environmental Program

ESG 346 – Independent Study I / Internship I
Open to U3 majors and honours students at the discretion of the Department.

ESG 347 – Independent Study II / Internship II
Open to U3 majors and honours students at the discretion of the Department.

ESG 354 – Impact Assessment
Environmental impact assessment (EIA) is intended to provide a basis for deciding whether and how to proceed with a proposed resource development project so as to prevent or minimize environmental degradation. This course will examine the theory, methods, regulatory frameworks and social implications of EIA with emphasis on recent Canadian case studies. Prerequisite: ESG 249.

ESG 362 – Advanced Geographic Information Systems
Project-based applications stress the utility of advanced GIS analysis in environmental studies and geography.

Physics

Physics

PHY 380 – Experiential Learning in Astronomy
Students will be expected to work in the Observatory as a telescope operator, guide, and/or public speaker. These activities will help fulfill the Observatory’s role as a resource for public outreach in the field of science. Students will be expected to become conversant with the essentials of observational astronomy and to develop their ability to articulate the importance of astronomy and science to the general public through oral and/or written communication. Students must seek out an internal supervisor (a full-time faculty member) who will supervise their activities. Assessment of the student will be based on a mark assigned by the supervisor and will reflect the quality of the work carried out by the student. Students must also submit a journal detailing the actual daily work that was accomplished. Projects may be intensive in nature (i.e., 3 weeks during the summer), or may extend over longer durations (i.e., 6-8 hours per week during the semester). Students may only take one experiential learning course for credit. Permission of the instructor.

Social Science Division

Politics and International Studies

Politics and International Studies

POL 300 – International Studies Internship
Student must apply, in writing, to the Department to take a Department-sponsored or student arranged internship abroad for credit. A faculty member will be appointed to oversee the internship and to supervise the written component.

POL 352 – United Nations Practicum
The study of the processes and structures of the United Nations System through seminars and labs, culminating in an annual Model United Nations simulated conference. Students will study the UN’s specialized agencies and related organs, and affiliated intergovernmental organizations. Students will prepare various position papers on a selected country, and develop resolution drafting and negotiating skills in preparation for the simulated conference. Prerequisites: POL 140 and one of POL 241 or POL242 and the permission of the instructor.

POL 352 – Nicholas Bachand Canadian Civil Society Internship
The Nicholas Bachand Canadian Civil Society Internship is intended to provide a practical work-experience related to the Political Studies Minor in Public Policy and Public Administration. The internship is intended to enable students to contribute to the well-being of Canadian society by participating in voluntary and non-profit non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

POL 450 – Independent Study
Individual research and reading under the guidance of an advisor and the Department, of special themes in political studies.

Psychology

Psychology

PSY 325a – Independent Studies I
Theoretical or experimental work conducted under the direct supervision of two faculty members. The project and grading scheme need to be approved beforehand by the Psychology Department. Prerequisite: PSY101and PSY102.

PSY 326b – Independent Studies II
Theoretical or experimental work conducted under the direct supervision of two faculty members. The project and grading scheme need to be approved beforehand by the Psychology Department. Prerequisite: PSY101and PSY102.

PSY 442b – Practicum
Aimed at introducing students to psychology’s applied field while sensitizing them to its stakes, this course is completely practical and offers experiential learning opportunities. Students spend 6hrs/week under close supervision in one of a number of applied settings. Field placements are possible in hospital and school settings, various community organizations, senior citizens’ homes, life skills development centres, women’s centre, etc., and are assigned in accordance with students’ competencies and interests.
Prerequisite: PSY441.

PSY 499f – Honours Thesis
Under the guidance of two faculty advisors, the student will formulate a proposal for original research involving the collection of data, undertake the research, and report it both as a public talk and in the form of a thesis conforming to the publication style of the American Psychological Association. Prerequisite: Only open to Honours students; Co-requisite: PSY498, PMA 460b is an additional prerequisite for projects involving multivariate research.

Sports Studies

Sports Studies

SPO 401 – Experiential learning
The aim of this course is to integrate knowledge with a practical component. Although the content focus changes from year to year, the aim of the course is to expose students to the application of what they have learned. The course will
mix seminars with practical placements. Topics may include: Marathon running,
coaching, assisting in a community sports program, developing exercise programs in hospitals, homes for the aging, convents, or some other care-giving institution.
Prerequisite: SPO 301.
Taken in the final 30 credits of the student’s program.

SPO 411 – Sport Center Practicum
This course provides an experiential learning opportunity at the John H. Price Sports Center on campus. Students spend up to 10 hrs/week (100+ hours for a semester), volunteering under the close supervision of a member of the staff (the “external” supervisor) of the Sports Center. A member of the Sports Studies faculty will act as “internal” supervisor. Each student will be expected to provide a report of the outcomes of the experiential learning opportunity. These reports may take various forms (written, presentations, group presentation, public fitness training demonstration, etc.). Enrollment will be limited and only senior students in good standing (cumulative average 70% or above) will be eligible.

School of Education

School of Education
EDU 115 – Elementary and Secondary
Five half day observation school visits. Tour of school. Assigned to classrooms to observe.

EDU 116 – Elementary and Secondary
Five half day observation school visits. Tour of school. Assigned to classrooms to observe.

EDU 215 – Elementary and Secondary
Fall and winter: Ten half day school observation and practice teaching sessions during each term. 2-3 half days of observation followed by teaching lessons starting in the 5th week as directed by the Associate Teacher. Five or more lessons will be taught in the second 10 weeks as directed by the Associate Teacher.

EDU 216 – Elementary and Secondary
Fall and winter: Ten half day school observation and practice teaching sessions during each term. 2-3 half days of observation followed by teaching lessons starting in the 5th week as directed by the Associate Teacher. Five or more lessons will be taught in the second 10 weeks as directed by the Associate Teacher.

EDU 328 – Elementary and Secondary
March/April – Six weeks. Observation for two days followed by 2-3 days of graduated teaching. The student teacher will assume a 60 % teaching load during this practicum.

EDU 329 – Elementary and Secondary
March/April – Six weeks. Observation for two days followed by 2-3 days of graduated teaching. The student teacher will assume a 60 % teaching load during this practicum.

EDU 428 – Elementary and Secondary
First 2 days of school- Aug.-Sept. Assisting the associate teacher to get ready for school plus observing how to develop school routines for the entire year. 4 day visit to Host School – Nov.-Dec. Host School Visits to orient the student teachers to the Internship placement school. Internship Practicum — Jan. – April. Initial observation and teaching individual lesson plans progressing to teaching learning and evaluation situations that have been developed collaboratively with the associate teacher. The student teacher will assume an 80% teaching load during this practicum.

EDU 429 – Elementary and Secondary
First 2 days of school- Aug.-Sept. Assisting the associate teacher to get ready for school plus observing how to develop school routines for the entire year. 4 day visit to Host School – Nov.-Dec. Host School Visits to orient the student teachers to the Internship placement school. Internship Practicum — Jan. – April. Initial observation and teaching individual lesson plans progressing to teaching learning and evaluation situations that have been developed collaboratively with the associate teacher. The student teacher will assume an 80% teaching load during this practicum.

Williams School of Business

Williams School of Business
BMG 318 – The Successful New Venture: Feasibility Analysis and the Management of Risk
Students will be introduced to the process of early stage business growth planning and feasibility. Students will work on a team project to apply analysis tools and recommendations in a “live” entrepreneurial business situation with a local business. The team will be coached throughout the process and present their findings and recommendations to the entrepreneur. The outcome for the student team is the understanding of the true entrepreneurial challenge and reality. Field work is supplemented by classroom lectures that further enhance the students’ grasp of small business development. Prerequisite: BMG 214

BMG 320 – Topics in Entrepreneurship
The course will present topics of current interest in the area of small business and entrepreneurship. Topics covered may vary from year to year and will be based on the expertise and interests of faculty members. This course should be of particular interest to those wishing to pursue small business and entrepreneurial activities of their own. Prerequisite: BMG 214

BMG 351ab – Independent Studies
Proposals for independent studies should be submitted to the faculty member who is to supervise the project. All such studies must be approved by the Department.

BMG 352 – Honours Project
The Honours project will be taken by all students accepted by the Department into the BBA Honours program. The student will select a topic in consultation with a professor in the concentration area. The completed project will be reviewed by three professors, two of which must be in the area, and be subject to an oral defence. Prerequisite: acceptance in the Honours program

BMG 391 – Co-operative Placement I
Students will integrate theory and practice through the analysis of an issue, opportunity or problem in some way related to the student’s work placement. Prerequisite: Admission to the Co-operative Education Program

BMG 392 – Co-operative Placement II
Students will integrate theory and practice through the analysis of an issue, opportunity or problem in some way related to the student’s work placement. Prerequisite: BMG 391

BMG 393 – Co-operative Placement II
Students will integrate theory and practice through the analysis of an issue, opportunity or problem in some way related to the student’s work placement. Prerequisite: BMG 392