Graduate Research School

Citizenship and Community EngagementWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 800238.1


Student Contribution Band: 4

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
102212 - Internship and Community Engagement

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must have successfully completed 40 credit points of study in their course with a minimum GPA of 5.0 to enrol in this unit. Students who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Creative Leadership (BCL) must enrol in the unit under the BCL. Enrolment in the unit for students enrolled in the BCL is at the discretion of the Academy or the Director of Academic Program.

About this Unit
The unit provides second and third year students enrolled in Advanced degrees or the Bachelor of Creative Leadership with opportunities to develop professional identity through exposure to workplaces, community settings and research processes related to their chosen field of study. Students will gain work experience while being encouraged to identify, examine, and discuss notions of citizenship and identity encountered in intercultural and diverse environments. This cross-disciplinary unit employs experiential learning in a 60-hour volunteering internship to achieve the learning outcomes. Individual or team internships are chosen in consultation with Academy staff to ensure their relevance to the learning outcomes.

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