Courses & Units

Understanding this Region HAA001

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 learn how various disciplines approach the same topic from different perspectives.​


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 Graham Wood

Teaching staff

Staff from the School of Humanities

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 25/2/2019 22/3/2019 15/4/2019 2/6/2019

* 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 2019: $820.00 2019: $2,037.00 090399

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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 participation per week


Online Quizzes (3 x 10%) (total 30%)

Short written assignments (40%)

Short report (500words) (30%)

(Pass or Fail only - ungraded pass).

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