Overseas study experience

Description

This course provides students with the opportunity to broaden their educational experience through participation in an organised, international activity, such as an archaeological dig, an authorised tour, workshop, master class or a series of lectures from a recognised institute.

Students must obtain approval from their Program Convenor prior to enrolment.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015
  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Plan and organise a study within the context of an international experience.

2. Demonstrate their gaining of knowledge and insights obtainable only through an overseas study experience

3. Speak and write, where relevant, with confidence about overseas sites, artefacts, working procedures, operations, et cetera.

4. Use pictorial or technical and journal writing techniques to record and reflect on their overseas study experience.

Content

By travelling overseas to participate in organised tours, digs, lecture series and/or workshops, students will engage in a range of activities related to their professional development in their fields of study. Students will be expected to participate in all aspects of their overseas experience, and they will undertake any academic and professional tasks set for them by their teachers and/or directors on-site, as well as any duties imposed upon them by the course co-ordinator at the University of Newcastle.

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): AHIS3900. Students who have successfully completed AHIS3900 are not eligible to enrol in AHIS2900.

Assumed Knowledge

It will be assumed that students undertaking tours, digs, lecture series and/or workshops overseas will have completed at least 20 credit points in their chosen field of study.

Assessment Items

Portfolio: Preparatory Portfolio or Reflective Journal

Portfolio: Final Portfolio or Reflective Journal

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Field Study: Induction Requirement - Students must attend and pass the induction requirements before attending these sessions. - Each student must address the issues of Risk Assessment for the proposed programme of overseas study. In the first instance, the student must be fully acquainted with all material supplied by the University of Newcastle concerning the risks associated with travel and periods spent overseas (See on-line RA forms found at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/health-safety/workplace-safety/managing-health-safety-risk/risk-assessment-training-tool.html). Secondly, each proposed programme must be accompanied by a detailed Risk Assessment, developed by the course co-ordinator in conjunction with the student/s involved, with final authorisation for this part of the overseas period of study to be given by the RA officer of the UoN.

Contact Hours

Field Study

Face to Face Off Campus 40 hour(s) per Term

On-site attendance and appropriate participation in approved field work, workshops, or lecture series overseas: for a period of between 10 and 40 days.

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 56 hour(s) per Term

Project 1. Preparatory: 21 hours for independent research and for the composition of a reflective journal or portfolio. Project 2. Final: 35 hours for independent research and for the composition of the final reflective journal or portfolio