- Course Number:
- GRN 280B
- Course Title:
- Gerontology Internship Seminar
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Develops the essential skills for successful internship. Focuses on work-based learning outcomes, working under supervision, effective communication and teamwork in organizations, professional networking, stress and conflict management, professional ethics, boundary setting, and burnout prevention. Prerequisite: GRN 181. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
Students should take GRN 280B the term before or the first term they enroll in GRN 280A.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Students successfully completing this course will be able to:
- Identify and negotiate work or internship opportunities to advance their career pathway.
- Work effectively under supervision and in organizations to advance organizational and team goals and to achieve personal and professional learning outcomes.
- Build a professional portfolio and utilize networks and resources to support their career goals.
Course Activities and Design
This seminar, whether offered on campus or in an online format, affords students the opportunity to prepare for effective internships and to anticipate and process issues that arise in the course of internships. Students will develop problem-solving skills through considering work-based scenarios.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Outcomes are assessed through in-class and online participation in discussions, written assignments and research on issues relevant to the work settings of the interns, and applied and work-based exercises and activities. Students must identify appropriate internships and begin building their professional portfolio.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
The course focuses on extending student knowledge of their identified career pathways, identifying and negotiating worksite placements, applying for and interviewing for internship placements, and acquiring skills essential for successful internships. Skills include achieving work-based learning outcomes, working under supervision, effective communication and teamwork within organizations, stress and conflict management, professional ethics, boundary setting, and burnout prevention.
INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS: Instructor qualifications for this course are on file in the office of the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs.