During Project oriented course (internships) , students must spend a minimum of three months in an international organization working with activities related to European studies. The host organization is chosen by the student and must be approved by the study board. Before the internship begins, an agreement between the student, the study board and the host organization must be drawn up stating the expectations and responsibilities of the student during the internship. This agreement must specify which tasks the student is expected to undertake at the host organization as well as the duration of the internship. In addition, students will be expected to produce a project report at the end of the internship on a topic of relevance to the host organization.
Choice of specialization
If students have opted for a full specialization within Chinese Area Studies, Latin American Studies, or Global Gender Studies the focus of the project oriented module must be related to the chosen specialization.
The objective of the module is that students gain practical experience through applying knowledge, theories and methods within European studies while working in an international organization. Moreover, the students must be able to reflect critically on their experience during their time at an international organization and on the linkage between their study programs and the internship. During their internship, the students apply their collaborative PBL competences acquired from working in project groups based on problem-based learning during previous semesters and demonstrate their reflexive competencies in the project report.
During the module, students must spend a minimum of three months at an organization working within the field of European studies. Concurrently, the students will write a project report, reflecting on their experience and using their theoretical knowledge about European studies to identify and analyze a problem field of relevance to the host organization.
Students will be expected to participate in the activities of the host organization and will also write a project report. Students will be assigned an academic supervisor from Aalborg University.
|Name of exam||Project Oriented Course|
|Type of exam|
Written examThe module is completed by an internally assessed, individual written examination assessed according to the 7-point grading scale. Students must submit a project report of 12 to 15 pages. The report must contain reflections on the linkage between the internship and the study program as well as an analysis of a topic relevant to the host organization. Additionally, there must be reflections about problem-based learning in relation to internship experience, drawing on experiences from former semesters at the study program.
|Assessment||7-point grading scale|
|Type of grading||Internal examination|
|Criteria of assessment||The criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures|
|Danish title||Project Oriented Course|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Location of the lecture||Other location|
|Responsible for the module|
|Study Board||Study Board of International Affairs|
|Department||Department of Politics and Society|
|Faculty||Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities|