Return to previous page

AHL701 - The Humanitarian World

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:D Mcavoy




Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


This unit is an enhanced Cloud (online) unit consisting of three modules.  The first module provides an overview of the systems and actors involved in the humanitarian sector including the history and development of humanitarian assistance.  In the second module we will explore the principles, theories and ethics that inform current practice in the field.  Through the use of case studies we will examine the importance of ethical practice to successful humanitarian outcomes.  In the third module we will explore the emerging trends and issues facing the humanitarian sector.  This will include the rise of climate related disasters and how this will affect the future role of humanitarian actors and organisations.  This will include the study of relevant case studies across geographical and cultural contexts. 


Two learning journals, 2 x 750 words, 2 x 15%
Project work, 1500 words, 30%
Research exhibit, 2000 word equivalent, 40%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

Return to previous page