Courses & Units

Global Volunteering HUM307



This unit is suitable for all students.  Although this unit cannot be counted towards a major in Asian Studies it can be used as pre-requisite to HMA253/353/453 Professional Practice in Asia


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 through case studies, examples, interactive seminars and presentations.  Students will learn about the practical aspects of volunteering - cultural awareness and knowledge, cross cultural communications skills, dealing with culture shock, adapting to different workplace situations, rights and responsibilities of volunteers, negotiating, finding a project, how to make the volunteer experiences successful.


Unit name Global Volunteering
Unit code HUM307
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

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Winter school 3/6/2019 12/6/2019 24/6/2019 14/7/2019
Spring school 21/10/2019 6/11/2019 28/11/2019 5/1/2020

* 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 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2018: $805.00 2018: $2,613.00 090399

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25 credit points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

HMA251, HMA351, HMA451


Teaching Pattern

Semester 3 and 5:  Intensive delivery of 6 days x 5hrs (or equivalent)


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.

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