University of West Georgia -- Department of English and Philosophy
1601 Maple Street, Carrollton, Georgia 30118 -- Phone: (678) 839-6512 - Fax: (678) 839-4849

Course Template
The following information should be available to students as a part of all syllabi for this course.

Course Information
Number: ENGL 4386
Catalog Name: Internship
Instructor Information
Instructor's name:

Office Location:
Office hours:

Required texts and other readings/materials
  • Individual instructors may assemble a group of texts that will allow students to meet the objectives and specifications of the course. No specific texts are required.
Course description
  • A supervised practicum within a career-related setting that is writing-, editing-, tutoring-, and/or teaching-intensive.  Enrollment is contingent on approval of proposed internship activities by both instructor and department chair.
  • Prerequisites: ENGL 1101 and 1102.
  • A further specific description pertaining to this section of the course may be added.

Course Goals

  •  Students will enhance their proficiency in writing, editing, tutoring, and/or teaching skills within an actual work setting.
  • Students will be able to analyze rhetorical as well as compositional strengths and weaknesses in both their own and others' writing.
  • Students will understand and articulate a code of professional ethics in relation to their writing, editing, peer-tutoring, and/or teaching internship.
  • Students will be able to define clearly the value of the internship experience as it bears on their program of study, individual career goals, and post-baccalaureate interests.

Program Goals

  • This course fulfills one of the departmental requirements for the completion of the English major.
  • Students will develop the analytical, oral and written skills to pursue graduate study or careers in teaching, writing, business and a variety of other fields.
  • Students will be able to define and pursue independent research agendas.
General topics and assignments appropriate to those topics
  • To be determined by instructor.
Assessment activities
  • To be determined by instructor.
Other policies
  • Departmental plagiarism policies
  • Other policy statements specific to this class should be included on the syllabus.
  • A detailed calendar of readings and assignments should be made available to the class at the first class meeting. A copy should be posted electronically and kept on file in the English department office.
  • Students should be expected to come to class, prepared and able to participate.
  • MLA style should be emphasized and required on out-of-class essays.
Last updated 8-9-04 --Email Susan Holland with problems or questions about the site.