Courses & Units

Understanding this Region HAA001


Understanding this Region is an interdisciplinary foundation unit which will provide you with a regional, national and international understanding of this part of the world, focusing on its unique and complex nature. You will be introduced to Australian history, to Indigenous matters both historical and contemporary, to Asian studies, and to Australias neighbours and closest relationships in the region. In addition, you will be encouraged to reflect on what you think Australias region is, and to develop an awareness of how identities in this region have influenced one another. You will become familiar with the breadth of study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, and learn how various disciplines approach the same topic from different perspectives


Unit name Understanding this Region
Unit code HAA001
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Global Cultures and Languages|History and Classics
Coordinator Doctor Taufiq Tanasaldy
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Foundation


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2024 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2024 will be available from the 1st October 2023. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate knowledge of this region.
  • demonstrate an understanding of how contemporary experience is shaped by the regions history.
  • appreciate the diverse cultural and historical interpretations of this region.
  • demonstrate a range of academic skills, including research, communication and academic writing skills; the ability to summarise and evaluate materials; to take accurate notes; adhere to conventions of written english (word choice, grammar and spelling); and acknowledge sources.

Fee Information

The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.


AssessmentEssay Preparation Exercise (20%)|Lecture and Reading Summaries (20%)|Three online quizzes (30%)|Written Report (30%)
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