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2011-2012 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
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ECO 155 - Economics Internship

Semester Hours: 1-4
Fall, Spring, January, Summer
Subject to prior approval by the department chairperson, economics majors may receive credit for an internship which they have been offered. Students will learn how to apply skills learned in their economics major to work outside the academic setting.

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
ECO 1 , 2 . To be eligible, the internship in question must involve training for a position in which a college degree would be necessary for full-time employment and in which a major in economics would be considered beneficial. The number of semester hours (s.h.), to be determined by the department chairperson within a range of one to four s.h., depends on the type of work and number of hours worked. Generally, students can expect to get one s.h. per 32 hours worked. The course includes on-site and academic work, both of which will be assessed for determination of the final grade. Students are expected to keep a journal or blog, with weekly updates. They will meet with their faculty supervisor assigned to the course at least three times to discuss journal/blog and paper preparations. At the end of the course, students will write a paper (7-10 pages per s.h.) about their internship experience and the role of economics in that work assignment. Eligible student must be economics majors with a GPA of 3.0 or better, both overall and in economics. Evaluation of intern by on-site supervisor will be included in the grade determination; an on-site evaluation of “poor” will result in a final grade no higher than “C.” Internship may be repeated for up to 6 s.h.





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