Courses & Units

Understanding this Region HAA001

Cradle Coast, Launceston, Hobart



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 Wang (Taufiq) Tanasaldy
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Foundation


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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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.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090399 $1,828.00 $858.00 not applicable $2,108.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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