English

English 4000 Internship / Service / Field Experience
Prerequisite: approval of student advisor and course instructor

This course allows the student to gain experience by completing an internship or service/experiential learning project in the field of English. Coordinated by faculty and community or institutional partners, this course places students in internship or like experiential learning positions where students apply their knowledge and skills in real-world contexts. Requires consultation between student and advisor with reference to the concentration the student is pursuing and approval of professor teaching course.

History

HIST 4990 Senior Capstone Seminar

Students use all facets of the study of history by designing individual research topics, collecting and analyzing evidence from primary sources, and composing an in-depth research paper. The course will be taken during the senior year. 

Political Science

POLS 4999 (Practicum)

Required of all political science majors, the practicum course allows the student to gain first hand field experience by completing an internship or experiential learning project in the field of political science. Enrollment requires advisor’s approval. 

Criminal Justice / Criminology

CJCR 4930: Criminal Justice Internship
Prerequisites: CJCR 1100, ENGL 1102, CJCR 2400, CJCR 3100 and CJCR 3200; senior status; permission from instructor

Internships have been an integral part of the GGC educational experience since the institution’s inception. Each of the college’s schools offer internships, which provide evidence that placements are available. The internship in the criminal justice/criminology program at GGC is an upper division elective course (CJCR 4930: Criminal Justice Internship) which focuses on the integration and application of knowledge from the criminal justice core and related courses to the student’s internship or work experience.

One purpose of the course is to provide students with an opportunity to integrate theory and practice in the criminal justice system by comparing and contrasting the knowledge presented in various criminal justice courses with experiences in the internship course. Another purpose of the experiential course is for students to engage in practical solutions for resolving real world problems in preparation for employment and/or graduate education.

Students may be placed in a suitable agency through an application process by a faculty member and supervised by an employee within an agency. Students may apply for an internship upon successful completion of the following courses: CJCR 1100, ENGL 1102, CJCR 2400, CJCR 3100 and CJCR 3200. Students must also hold senior status and be granted permission by the instructor of record prior to beginning an internship experience.

Psychology

PSYC 4751 – Psychology Internship (3)
Prerequisites: PSYC 1102; PSYC 2000 or PSYC 2010; PSYC 3020; PSYC 3030 and consent of the internship coordinator

Students may complete an internship to satisfy the senior capstone experience. For the internship, students are required to participate in a structured field experience applying psychological principles, theory and research. The internship options include placement at a community facility, placement in an office on campus, shadowing a practicing professional or participating in a research lab. Students must complete a final term project at the end of their internship. The internship option may be repeated once for additional credit.