Courses & Units

Volunteering in Asia HMA251

Hobart

Note:

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 unitThis unit is offered subject to minimum enrolment numbers

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 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.

Summary

Unit name Volunteering in Asia
Unit code HMA251
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Arts
School of Humanities
Discipline Asian Languages & Studies
Teaching staff

Dr Jo Ingram (coordinator) and guest lecturers

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Winter school On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Spring school On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 23/2/2015 23/3/2015 13/4/2015 29/5/2015
Winter school 30/5/2015 8/6/2015 20/6/2015 12/7/2015
Spring school 17/10/2015 1/11/2015 23/11/2015 30/12/2015

* 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.

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Fees

Domestic

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.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Weekly:    1 x 2 hour seminar , 1 x 1hr tutorial  (Sem 1)

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)

Assessment

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

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Textbooks

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