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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - SYA6940

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2006-01-15
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1849 2005-07-12
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Sociology AS 0-1263-000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Donileen Loseke 42517

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    SYA 6940 Internship

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    Are the credit hours variable? Y
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    1-6 I - Internships (Including Practicum) S - S/U Only
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    Graduate Standing


    Course Description

    Designed for students wishing to develop practical sociological skills and apply sociological knowledge to questions of practical concern. Internship experiences include those in basic and applied research, community organization, and public policy.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Our graduate program offers students two options: completion of a Thesis or completion of an Internship. To date, we have used a variable title course "independent study" to sign students up for Internship. This has not had positive consequences for th

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    We typically have 2-3 graduate students per semester completing the Internship option. It will be part of the required sequence for students who chose to complete the Internship rather than Thesis option.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    No. But is has been offered under a variable title course "Independent Study."

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Ph.D. in Sociology

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Specific objectives will depend upon students' interests and the characteristics of the internship site. These specific objectives should be in two forms:

    1) To apply sociological theoretical understandings and empirical knowledge to real-world issues in ongoing organizations.

    2) To build sociological theoretical understandings and empirical knowledge with information obtained through the internship experience.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Specific learning outcomes will depend on students' interests and the characteristics of the internship site. Such specific outcomes should reflect the general learning outcome: To develop practical sociological skills and apply knwledge from graduate training to questions of practical concern

    C. Major Topics

    Course "topics" will depnd upon the internship site chosen by the student in consultation with the student's advisor.

    D. Textbooks

    Each student will develop a list of readings that are relevant to the specific internship site and experiences. The proposed reading list must be approved by the sponsoring faculty member and it must contain works that reflect current knowledge in academic sociology.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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