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HCOLL Internship Preparation Workbook – Purchased through the BYU Bookstore


Optional readings are provided in most modules. They are listed under “Additional Readings and Resources”. A link is provided for the online articles, but the following books are not included:

Please Note: You do not need to buy these books, you can check them out in the library or reference them online.

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Course Structure

This course consists of seven modules; each module contains lessons, quizzes and assignments. There are a total of 20 lessons contained in the seven modules.


Readings and Quizzes

For each module (except module 3 and 7) you will be required to complete a reading quiz.  This quiz is a self-scored quiz that will count towards your final grade.  These quizzes will help you better understand the course readings and apply them to yourself.

Elevator Speech Participation (Blog)

In three modules you will be required to post a short video to the course blog and comment on two of your peer’s blog posts. 

Written Assignments

In three of the modules, you will submit a written assignment.  This assignment should be your best work; it should be well thought-out, concise, and free of grammatical errors. 

Journal Entries

Four times in the course you are required to make a journal entry in the course journal.  Only you and the instructor will be able to view these entries.  These entries should be well thought-out and answer the prompts you are given. 

Final Elevator Speech

You will create a video of your completed polished elevator speech and post it to the course blog.

Please Note: You must complete all of your other assignments before receiving a grade for your Final Elevator Speech. After receiving a grade on the Final Elevator Speech you cannot resubmit any of your previous work or re-take any of the quizzes.

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There are no exams in this course.

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Readings and Quizzes  (10  Points Each)


Blog Posts (10 points each)


Written Assignments (10 Points Each)


Journal Entries (10  Points Each)


Final Elevator Speech 50




Your letter grade will be determined using these percentages:

Grading Scale
A 100% - 93%
A− 92% - 90%
B+ 89% - 87%
B 86% - 83%
B− 82% - 80%
C+ 79% - 77%
C 76% - 73%
C− 72% - 70%
D+ 69% - 67%
D 66% - 63%
D− 62% - 60%
E (fail) 59% - 0%

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Copyright Notice

The materials used in connection with this online course are only for the use of students enrolled in this course for purposes associated with this course and may not be retained or further disseminated. Any copying or further dissemination of these materials may be subject to applicable U.S. Copyright Laws. For questions or more information, please visit the BYU Copyright Licensing Office website.

“Members of the BYU community who willfully disregard this Copyright Policy or the BYU Copyright Guidelines place themselves individually at risk of legal action and may incur personal liability for their conduct. The unauthorized use or distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject individuals to civil and criminal liabilities, including actual and statutory damages, costs and fees of litigation, fines, and imprisonment

Violations of the Copyright Policy may result in university disciplinary action including termination of university enrollment or employment.” (Emphasis added. Excerpt taken from the BYU Copyright Policy)

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University Policy - Title IX Statement

Preventing & Responding to Sexual Misconduct

In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Brigham Young University prohibits unlawful sex discrimination against any participant in its education programs or activities. The university also prohibits sexual harassment—including sexual violence—committed by or against students, university employees, and visitors to campus. As outlined in university policy, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking are considered forms of "Sexual Misconduct" prohibited by the university.

University policy requires all university employees in a teaching, managerial, or supervisory role to report all incidents of Sexual Misconduct that come to their attention in any way, including but not limited to face-to-face conversations, a written class assignment or paper, class discussion, email, text, or social media post. Incidents of Sexual Misconduct should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator at t9coordinator@byu.edu or (801) 422-8692. Reports may also be submitted through EthicsPoint at https://titleix.byu.edu/report or 1-888-238-1062 (24-hours a day).

BYU offers confidential resources for those affected by Sexual Misconduct, including the university’s Victim Advocate, as well as a number of non-confidential resources and services that may be helpful. Additional information about Title IX, the university’s Sexual Misconduct Policy, reporting requirements, and resources can be found at http://titleix.byu.edu or by contacting the university’s Title IX Coordinator.

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Accessibility Notice

BYU is committed to providing a working and learning atmosphere which reasonably accommodates persons with disabilities who are otherwise qualified to participate in BYU's programs and activities. In this spirit, BYU Independent Study aspires to improve web accessibility for users. While not required by law, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Levels A and AA provide a wide range of helpful recommendations to make Web content more accessible. BYU Independent Study strives to apply WCAG 2.0 recommendations where feasible, but may deviate from any recommendations that would result in an undue hardship to BYU Independent Study or alterations to program and course content and objectives. If you have questions about accessibility, or if you need to report problems with any accessibility features please see our Accessibilities and Accommodations Web Page.

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