• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Specialist
  • Course subject Museum and Collection
  • Areas of interest Resource Management and Environmental Science, Archaeology, Art History, Cultural Studies, History More...
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Sharon Peoples
  • Mode of delivery Online
  • Offered in Summer Session 2015
    First Semester 2015
    Autumn Session 2015
    Winter Session 2015
    Second Semester 2015
    Spring Session 2015
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Internship 2 provides students in the Liberal Arts program who are completing or have already completed MUSC 8004: Internship 1 an additional practical and customised opportunity to experience how cultural, collecting and other related agencies work. Students undertake a workplace-based placement with an agreed cultural and collecting institution, heritage agency, independent professional academic or consultant, or equivalent. Students will be supported by the ANU internship co-ordinator, but will be under the day-to-day supervision of a workplace-based supervisor nominated by the host institution or professional. Students will generally be given opportunities to experience the breadth and variety of the agency's professional role in curatorial, conservation, registration, public program, front of house and exhibitions, or other roles as appropriate to the placement. However, in consultation with the Internship Co-ordinator and the agency supervisor, the internship may also be designed to allow a student to work within a more confined context on a specific project.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Course aims: 

On completing this workplace-based course in a host institution or agency, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1. apply, at an advanced level, the theoretical knowledge of current and pertinent issues gained from other Liberal Arts coursework to the workplace, while developing a critical understanding, awareness and assessment of the host institution or agency.

2. identify and engage with key personnel, corporate and organisational operations and structures, the and material culture production and research both independently and as part of a team, using the full application of mission statements and industry policies and protocols as relevant, while reflecting on the role of individual institutions within the greater context appropriate to that workplace to an advanced level.

3. work in the cultural and collecting sector, heritage and public history sector, and /or field of visual range of available institutional collection-based research facilities and understanding the scope of practical skills appropriate to the particular workplace.

4. further explore personal vocational, professional and career interests and options in the context of future work in the sector interned within.

 Learning outcomes:

1. To demonstrate a working knowledge and critical engagement with the agency, institution, or sector interned within.

2. To gain skills required for humanities research and museum work. This includes data-collection, analysis, and verbal and written presentation at the standard of a postgraduate degree.

3. To gain understanding and a basic set of skills required for working in the agency, institution, or sector interned within, including a functioning knowledge of current industry standards and protocols, policy frameworks, and funding regimes.

4. To model best practice and have a commitment to ethical, reflective practice in relation to the agency, institution, or sector interned within.

Other Information

Students may take MUSC8004 and MUSC8005 concurrently, OR in consecutive teaching periods OR in consecutive semesters 1 and 2.

This course is available both as a face-to-face course for students based in Canberra and also as a distance (fully online) course for external students. The online course materials will be available through http://wattlecourses.anu.edu.au/

 

Please contact the course convenor in advance if you intend to take this course as an online unit.

Indicative Assessment

  • Assignment 1: Work proposal is submitted after 3 working days. This is assessed as pass/fail.
  • Assignment 2: 2000-2500 discourse essay or placement specific task report (35%)
  • Assignment 3: online reflective diary will be submitted (20%)
  • Work place supervisor report (45%)
  • The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

    Requisite and Incompatibility

    You will need to contact the School of Archaeology and Anthropology to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

    Areas of Interest

    • Resource Management and Environmental Science
    • Archaeology
    • Art History
    • Cultural Studies
    • History
    • Museums and Collections

    Specialisations

    Fees

    Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

    If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

    Student Contribution Band:
    1
    Unit value:
    6 units

    If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

    Units EFTSL
    6.00 0.12500
    Domestic fee paying students
    Year Fee
    2015 $2604
    International fee paying students
    Year Fee
    2015 $4146
    Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

    Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

    The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
    Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

    Summer Session

    Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
    1337 01 Jan 2015 23 Jan 2015 23 Jan 2015 31 Mar 2015 In Person N/A

    First Semester

    Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
    2026 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

    Autumn Session

    Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
    1452 01 Apr 2015 24 Apr 2015 24 Apr 2015 30 Jun 2015 In Person N/A

    Winter Session

    Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
    1323 01 Jul 2015 24 Jul 2015 24 Jul 2015 30 Sep 2015 In Person N/A

    Second Semester

    Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
    1989 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

    Spring Session

    Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
    1313 01 Oct 2015 23 Oct 2015 23 Oct 2015 31 Dec 2015 In Person N/A

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