Courses & Units

Bringing the World Back Home HUM107



This unit is only available in 2018 to students who have been accepted into the Indonesian Environmental & Cultural Heritage Field Trip. For further information, please contact the Unit Coordinator, Dr. Taufiq Tanasaldy:


This is a co-requisite unit for students undertaking overseas study programs in the College of Arts, Law and Education. Students will undertake this unit concurrently with their primary degree. 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


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

Teaching staff

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Spring school (November) Off-Campus International Domestic
Hobart 5 Week Session Jun Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Spring school (November) 12/11/2018 2/12/2018 27/12/2018 10/2/2019
5 Week Session Jun 11/6/2018 18/6/2018 28/6/2018 15/7/2018

* 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 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2018: $805.00 2018: $2,284.00 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 Pattern

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


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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