This unit is suitable for all students. Although it is a pre-requisite for HMA253/353/453 (Professional Practice in Asia), students are not required to undertake the Professional Placement unit. This unit is offered subject to minimum enrolment numbers.
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 in Asia through case studies, examples, interactive seminars and presentations. Students will learn about the practical aspects of volunteering - cultural awareness and knowledge, cross cultural communication skills, dealing with culture shock, adapting to different workplace situations, rights and responsibilities of volunteers, negotiating, finding a project, how to make the volunteer experience successful etc.
|Unit name||Volunteering in Asia|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||Global Cultures and Languages|
Dr Jo Ingram
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Intensive Session Jul||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified. Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*: the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.
*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.
|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Intensive Session Jul||26/6/2017||28/6/2017||1/7/2017||5/7/2017|
* 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 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2017: $793.00||2017: $1,903.00||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.
25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty
Intensive - Hobart: 6 days x 5 hours (Sem 4 and 5)
Blended intensive - Launceston (Sem5): 2hr introductory session, 3 days x 5hrs workshops plus online lectures and learning activities (approx 10 hours)
Short 2-4 assignments (2000 words maximum) 50%. Group project and presentation 10%. Exam 2hr 40%Please note: Students enrolled in HMA251 will address different essay questions to those set for HMA351.
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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