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AHL701 - The Humanitarian World

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:P Connors
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

This unit will involve enhanced online presence through CloudDeakin. Students will have access to Cloud Concept presentations and virtual simulations then will undertake online exercises, case studies and teacher and student-led discussions. Students should undertake a minimum of 8-10 hours self-directed study per week.

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

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. 

Assessment

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
$769$769$2250$2900

* 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.

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