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Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast



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 uniqueness and complexity.

You will be introduced to Australian history, to Indigenous matters both historical and contemporary, to Asian studies, and to Australia's neighbours and closest relationships. In addition, you will begin to develop an awareness of how identities in the region have formed in interaction. 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

Summary 2021

Unit name Understanding this Region
Unit code HAA001
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Global Cultures and Languages|History and Classics

Dr Eliza Murphy

Teaching staff

Staff from the School of Humanities

Level Foundation
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of this region.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of how contemporary experience is shaped by the regions history.
  3. Appreciate the diverse cultural and historical interpretations of this region.
  4. 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.




Teaching Pattern

On Campus:  1 hour web-based recorded lecture and 1 hour tutorial per week.

Off Campus:  1 hour web-based recorded lecture and 1 hour web-based discussion list participation per week


Task 1: Online Quizzes (3 x 10%; total 30%)

Task 2: Lecture and Reading Summaries, 500 words (20%)

Task 3: Essay Preparation Exercise, 500 words (20%)

Task 4: Written Report, 500 words (30%)

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