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PLAC7014 - Semester Abroad

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Title:Semester Abroad
Long Title:Semester Abroad
Module Code:PLAC7014
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 30
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Placement
Valid From: Semester 2 - 2020/21 ( January 2021 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Katie Power
Module Author: Pio Fenton
Module Description: Students will study/work for a period of 6-9 months in a country where the language they are studying as part of the International Business degree is widely spoken. Students undertaking the placement will primarily be in suitable roles where they have the opportunity to develop their language skills. Students will be expected to develop their language skills through cultural immersion, peer interaction and study/workplace related activities.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Communicate professionally in their chosen language while demonstrating knowledge of the relevant Cultural artefacts of the country within which they are studying.
LO2 Evaluate the experience of working/studying in different cultural environments.
LO3 Communicate effective development of their language ability.
LO4 Apply interpersonal and professional communication skills and knowledge in varied environments.
LO5 Demonstrate their knowledge and awareness of the culture they have been immersed in through reference to drama, theatre, arts and popular culture.
LO6 Evaluate the practical, logistical and other skills required in undertaking to work abroad.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Personal Development and Initiative
Undertaking personal responsibility for activities, learning and engagement.
Problem Solving
Analysis of Work-place related problems and proposals for solutions.
Application of learning to the workplace
Apply learning undertaken at CIT to a range of situations
Team Work
Function in teams, conflict resolution and leadership.
Communication
Written and spoken communication
Cultural Awareness
Knowledge of local, regional and national customs, traditions and activities
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Oral Examination/Interview Interview post-placement overviewing their experience in language being studied. This will be informed by employer/host organisation feedback. Students should demonstrate effective knowledge of media and arts of their host country. 1,2,3,4 30.0 Sem End
Written Report Written Report detailing experience abroad in language being studied. The report should reflect cultural immersion in their host country articulated in language that demonstrates their synthesis of political, social and cultural intricacies of the country. 1,2,3,4,5 50.0 Sem End
Reflective Journal Frequent Blog undertaken while on placement. 5,6 20.0 Every Second Week
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Work Placement 35.0 Every Week 35.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Supervision of Placement 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Blogs and Journals 6.0 Every Week 6.00
Total Hours 42.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 42.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 1.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) work Placement 35.0 Every Week 35.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Supervision of Placement 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Blogs and Journals 6.0 Every Week 6.00
Total Hours 42.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 42.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 1.00
 

Module Resources

Supplementary Book Resources
  • Steve Rook 2015, Work Experience, Placements and Internships, Red Globe Press [ISBN: 9781137462015]
  • Fanthone, C. 2004, Work Placements: A Survival Guide for Students, Red Globe Press [ISBN: 978140393434]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_BIBLA_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business with Language 6 Mandatory

Cork Institute of Technology
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