AZA3744 - School of Social Science workplace internship - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

South Africa School of Social Science


Dr Fay Hodza

Unit guides


South Africa

  • First semester 2017 (Day)
  • Second semester 2017 (Day)
  • Summer semester A 2017 (Day)
  • Summer semester B 2017 (Day)



This internship unit allows students to merge theory with practice, and to gain first-hand, practical experience in an area in which they may wish to pursue a career after they graduate. It consolidates and extends on the knowledge students have learnt from core units and other units, through experiential learning. The unit develops their understanding of the application of academically obtained knowledge and skills in a workplace environment, and facilitates their acquisition of work-based networks thereby allowing them to be involved in an area of interest. Separate internship programs are drawn up for each student who successfully applies for enrolment in this unit. Selection will be based primarily on academic merit.


Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to demonstrate:

  1. Critically reflect on, analyse, evaluate and undertake tasks relevant to the workplace.
  2. Communicate effectively and foster improved interpersonal relations.
  3. Exhibit practice-based skills, facilitating effective work within an organisation.
  4. Display insight in a work environment and an enhanced understanding of the professional values needed to operate professionally in an African and South African work environment by effective solving of diverse work related problems.


Within semester assessment: 75% + Exam: 25%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units.


MON2003, MON3001, AZA3772, AZA3919, ATS3744, AZA3184