Sydney Semester Internship

Arcadia Sydney Semester Internship Course Information

Students will automatically be enrolled in three mandatory Arcadia University courses (details below). Students will enroll in one University of Sydney course of their choice. Students should review the University of Sydney course information and select at least 4-5 courses for their Preliminary Course Form. This will allow for scheduling changes, time conflicts, prerequisites or cancellations.


Arcadia Courses for Sydney Interns


SYDI INPR 310 Sydney Research Project and Internship

4 semester hours of credit

The Research Project is the core assessment component of the workplace experience. The outcome of this component is a major piece of written work that is planned, researched and prepared during the course of the internship. Ideally, it should link, in some way, the work in which the student is engaged in at the workplace with academic work the student is undertaking whilst in Australia. It may also link to prior studies. An academic supervisor is provided for each student. Two Research Methods seminars will be undertaken and the student will see their supervisor several times in tutorial sessions throughout the course of the program. This project is presented and defended during the final week's oral presentation.

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SYDI SOSM 360 Workplace Realities: Politics, Culture, Ideas

4 semester hours of credit

This course has been developed as the central focus of the Internship Program. It brings together, through a series of city-based seminars and a trip to the remote northwest region of Australia, some of the issues that are addressed throughout the internship program. The course looks at a diverse range of business types including corporate, government, and community and not-for-profit organisations. It focuses on exposure to the realities of the working world with discussions covering issues such as business, ethics, gender roles, global position, socio-political influences, business objectives, social responsibilities and best practice. The course includes an examination of best-practice business models, giving the student the opportunity to better understand the contemporary issues in professional life including dress codes, business etiquette and networking. Seminars will take place at the workplace concerned, providing exposure to a context that will foster comparative, critical and analytical thinking.

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SYD ANAU 360 Australian Issues: History, Culture and Identity

4 semester hours of credit

This multidisciplinary course provides students with an introduction to Australian society, past and present. Students will consider the major social, political and cultural themes of contemporary Australian society and how they have been shaped by past policies and practice. Of particular importance will the question of human rights for Indigenous people, for those seeking asylum and for marginalized groups excluded from accessing their share of the spoils of the 'lucky country'. The course will also examine Australia's role in global affairs, students will be expected to make comparisons with other political and cultural trends worldwide such as global warming, globalization and the war on terror. The unit makes extensive use of film, literature, theatre, museum visits and public speaking events. In addition to traditional lectures, in class presentations will make use of multi‐media resources and case studies in which students are required to actively debate and argue a position.

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Questions?

For assistance with any part of the application process, contact your enrollment counselor.

Please review your course choices with your academic or study abroad advisor, and submit the preliminary course form on your Arcadia Passport

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