AMU3744 - Workplace learning internship - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Malaysia School of Arts and Social Sciences

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Sharon A Bong


Associate Professor Sharon A Bong

Unit guides



  • Summer semester B 2018 (On-campus)


Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units.


Any other Workplace Learning Internship unit


The unit may be offered as part of the Summer Arts ProgramSummer Arts Program (


The internship provides students with the opportunity to integrate theory with practice, and to gain first-hand experience in working in the area of specialty in which they want to pursue after graduation. The work placement is aimed at consolidating and extending what they have learnt from core units and other Degree 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 for potential employment opportunities. Separate internship programs are drawn up for each student.

As a capstone unit for those who intend to major in Gender Studies, this unit serves as the practicum for Gender and Sexuality Studies. The capstone experience enables these students to reflexively engage with the application of feminist and queer theories to the workplace. Work placements in non-governmental organisations in global contexts are strongly encouraged as these settings led themselves more adequately to such critical engagement of synergising the learning in the classroom and learning within the community. Feminist praxis that is aimed at realising social justice potentially finds expression through student- assessment of the relevance of a transformative education that potentially leads to exciting career prospects.


Upon completion of the unit, students will be able to:

  1. Identity the significance of the workplace of your choice in terms of its organisational structure, goals and philosophy in relation to your field(s) of study;
  2. Apply relevant theoretical concepts and skills learned in the classroom through intersectional analyses to workplace tasks, duties or responsibilities assigned;
  3. Evaluate learning at the workplace to consider broader political, social and cultural implications;
  4. Generate independent learning and working skills in a corporate or activist environment;
  5. Communicate perceptively, effectively and with cultural sensitivity and develop collaborative skills;
  6. Demonstrate professional ethical values, cross-cultural competency as a responsible and effective global citizen.


Within semester assessment: 100%

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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