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 professional placement.
2015: Both Semester 1 and Spring offerings are designed for all students from any background.
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||Faculty of Arts
School of Humanities
|Discipline||Asian Languages & Studies|
Dr Jo Ingram (coordinator) and guest lecturers
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Semester||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* 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 2015 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2015 will be available from the 1st October 2014.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2015: $769.00||2015: $1,812.00||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.
1 x 2 hour seminar weekly, 1 x 1hr tutorial weekly (Sem 1)
Intensive: 5 days x 5 hours (Sem 4 and 5)
Short assignments (1,500 words total) (30%) self-reflective journal x 1,000 words (20%), group project and presentation (10%), 2hr exam (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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