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Religion, Ethnicity and Conflict in Southeast Asia HIR312


This unit is designed to deepen your understanding of contemporary issues related to religion, ethnicity and conflict in Southeast Asia. In the introductory section of the unit, you will familiarise yourself with the history, social and political structure of countries in the region. You will then have a chance to discuss issues such as identity, development and discrimination from an ethno-religious perspective. Other issues include inter-faith disputes, separatism, communal wars, the rise of religious fundamentalism and terrorism. Lastly, you will learn about diaspora and the movement of people with an emphasis on the experience of refugees and the role of Nanyang Chinese. During their studies of the unit, students will be expected to undertake a single case study of one of the Southeast Asian countries.


Unit name Religion, Ethnicity and Conflict in Southeast Asia
Unit code HIR312
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Global Cultures and Languages|Politics and International Relations
Coordinator Doctor Taufiq Tanasaldy
Available as an elective? Yes
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Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Analyse contemporary issues related to religion, ethnicity, and conflict in Southeast Asia
  • Explain the relationships between religion, ethnicity, and conflict in Southeast Asia
  • Present your understanding of contemporary issues in a range of formats (written and oral)

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
090399 $2,040.00 $957.00 not applicable $2,324.00

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AssessmentPresentation (20%)|Research Essay (35%)|Online Activities (45%)
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