Courses & Units

Bringing the World Back Home HUM107

Hobart

Note:

This unit is designed to be taken by students as an elective or experience & engagement unit in conjunction with an overseas study program such as an exchange program, independent study abroad, or short-term program. It is not designed to be undertaken following the completion of such a program. Enrolment in this unit requires individual application to the unit coordinator. For further information about your eligibility and the process for enrolment, please contact Arts Student Central: Arts.AA@utas.edu.au or 03 6226 7814.

Introduction

This unit is designed to be taken by students as an elective or experience & engagement unit in conjunction with an overseas study program such as an exchange program, independent study abroad, or short-term program. Using materials available through Creative Commons, the unit comprises a number of themes that encompass the three stages of the overseas study experience: pre-departure, in-country and return. The particular focus is on 'Bringing the Learning Home' and on making the most of overseas study as an opportunity for lifelong learning. The themes are broadly categorised as Exploration, Reflection, Stereotypes, Cultural relativism, Communication, Adaptation and Coping, Transformation, Education and culture, and Professionalism.

Upon completion of the unit students will be able to:

  • Reinterpret intercultural challenges as learning opportunities
  • Reflect on their own intercultural skills
  • Notice and interpret subtle cultural differences
  • Consolidate and generalise the lessons that they have learnt while sojourning overseas
  • Apply critical reflective abilities to their own cultural orientations

Summary

Unit name Bringing the World Back Home
Unit code HUM107
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Global Cultures and Languages
Teaching staff

Dr Jo Ingram

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Spring school (extended) Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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.

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Spring school (extended) 30/10/2017 23/11/2017 22/12/2017 13/2/2018

* 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.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $2,207.00 100799

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.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2 pre-departure orientation sessions, 1 online pre-departure module, Reflective activity in-country, 1 online re-entry module

Assessment

The assessment will comprise a portfolio of students work that includes: 2 pre-departure written exercises (50%) (Volume of assessment equivalent to 1000 words) Journal or blog or narrated Powerpoint submitted upon re-entry (50%) (Volume of assessment equivalent to 1000 words) Assessment will be on a pass/fail basis

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Textbooks

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