Courses & Units

Religion, ethnicity, and conflict in Southeast Asia HMN319



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 HMN319
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Global Cultures and Languages

Dr Taufiq Tanasaldy; Professor James Chin

Teaching staff

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 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 2 15/7/2019 9/8/2019 2/9/2019 20/10/2019

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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

Weekly 2.5 hr workshops


-  Online Activities (45%)   - Five sessions based on the Unit Reader. The online activities include content discussion which requires writing (up to 100 words in each activity) and analytical skills.

- Presentation (20%)   - 15 minutes presentation

- Research Essay (35%) -  2500 words . This unit will involve more complex research essay questions and give greater criteria weighting to higher order thinking skills.

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