RHET 170 - Rhetoric and Public Advocacy Internship
Semester Hours: 1-3
An internship program that affords students an opportunity to apply their classroom experience in rhetoric and public advocacy to a professional work setting. Students work a requisite number of hours and complete a paper relevant to their work experience. Periodic meetings with supervising rhetoric and public advocacy faculty are required.
Junior class standing and successful completion of 21 credits in rhetoric and public advocacy; GPA of 3.0 or better or permission of internship coordinator. Students must be approved for admission into the program before registering. A minimum of 28 hours on-site work per semester hour is required, in addition to a minimum of 10 hours of academic work. Academic work can include such things as reading, research, term paper and/or final project, to be determined by the faculty adviser in consultation with the student on a case-by-case basis. There will be a minimum of three meetings with the faculty adviser over the course of the internship. Grade will be based on both academic and on-site performance. An on-site evaluation of “poor” will result in a course grade of no higher than C. May not be taken on a Pass/D+/D/Fail basis. May be repeated for a total of 6 s.h.
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