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Administrative Unit: Psychology and Sociology
Course Prefix and Number: SOCI 499
Course Title: Internship
Number of:
Credit Hours 1-3
Lecture Hours 1-3
Lab Hours 0
Catalog Description: Involves the application of the student’s sociological knowledge and skills in an actual work environment under supervision. Sociology instructor’s and field supervisor’s permission must be obtained one semester prior to internship. Prerequisites: Sociology major, senior standing, 3.0 or higher GPA in Sociology courses.
Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s): Sociology major, senior standing, 3.0 or higher GPA in Sociology courses.
Course Rotation for Day Program: OFfered Fall and Spring.
Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

Tricks of the Trade: How to Think About Your Research While You're Doing It
By Becker, Howard (University of Chicago Press)
Writing for Social Scientists: How to Start and Finish Your Thesis, Book or Article
By Becker, Howard (University of Chicago Press)
A Guide To Writing Sociology Papers
By The Sociology Writing Group (St. Martin's Press)
Course Objectives

• To apply concepts and theories of Sociology to analyze and evaluate the structure, function, conflict and other patterns of social interaction and subculture of the work environment; and to analyze and evaluate the student’s own role and work experience. • To submit a sociological report, written in the format and style accepted in Sociology, that describes, analyzes and evaluates the internship experience. • To keep a daily journal of internship activities, and submit the journal together with the internship report.

Topical Outline:
  • The student locates the site of internship with the
    permission of the field supervisor and the Sociology
    instructor one semester prior to internship.
  • Forty-five hours of internship is required for one credit hour.
  • The student is advised to consult with the instructor
    during the course of internship.

    Recommended maximum class size for this course: 1

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    Prepared by: Kathleen Fitzgerald Date: May 23, 2003
    NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course objectives and cover the subjects listed in the topical outline. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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