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Religion, Ethnicity and Conflict in Southeast Asia HIR312



Due to the circumstances around COVID-19, you will begin your semester 2 studies online in 2021. However, when Government guidelines change, on-campus studies will be reintroduced.


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
Coordinator Mrs Trudi Steedman
Available as student elective? Yes


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

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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)
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090399 $1,812.00 $850.00 not applicable $2,108.00

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