Courses & Units

Global Volunteering HUM307

Hobart

Note:

Dates:   Intensive mode: 22 ,23, 24 November, 29 and 30 November and 1 December 2016.

This unit is suitable for all students.  Although this unit cannot be counted towards a major in Asian Studies it can be used as pre-requisite to HMA253/353/453 Professional Practice in Asia

Introduction

This unit examines the theoretical and political dimensions of volunteering (power relations, development discourses, colonial and postcolonial theory).  It covers issues relating to working as a volunteer through case studies, examples, interactive seminars and presentations.  Students will learn about the practical aspects of volunteering - cultural awareness and knowledge, cross cultural communications skills, dealing with culture shock, adapting to different workplace situations, rights and responsibilities of volunteers, negotiating, finding a project, how to make the volunteer experiences successful.

Summary

Unit name Global Volunteering
Unit code HUM307
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts and Law
School of Humanities
Discipline Global Cultures and Languages
Teaching staff

Dr Jo Ingram

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Winter school On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Spring school (late) On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2016 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2016 will be available from the 1st October 2015.

About Census Dates

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Winter school 30/5/2016 8/6/2016 20/6/2016 12/7/2016
Spring school (late) 14/11/2016 24/11/2016 6/12/2016 28/12/2016

Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2016: $782.00 2016: $2,464.00 090399

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

HMA251, HMA351, HMA451

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Semester 1:  1 x 2hr seminar weekly, 1 x 1hr tutorial weekly

Semester 3 and 5:  Intensive delivery of 6 days x 5hrs (or equivalent)

Assessment

Short 2-4 assignments (1500 words total) 30%.   Self-reflective journal (1000 words)  20%.  Group project and presentation 10%.  Exam 2hr 40%

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Textbooks

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