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Global Peace and Conflict Studies (8167.4)

Level: Undergraduate Third Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Communication and Media

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    Syllabus

    In a time of ongoing violent conflicts around the globe, this unit looks at the nature and origins of conflict and war in its many forms, as well as possible avenues for conflict resolution and the construction of lasting peace. The unit will explore key theories and debates concerning the fundamental origins of violent conflict, the evolving nature of warfare across human history, and major approaches to conflict resolution and peacebuilding. Discussions of key theories and concepts will be illustrated using contemporary real world examples.

    Learning Outcomes

    On completion of this unit students, will be able to:

    1. demonstrate an understanding of the key theories and debates concerning the origins of violence and conflict;

    2. explain the major approaches to ending violent conflict and building a lasting peace;

    3. critically analyse the debates surrounding contemporary conflicts.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    3 hours of face-to-face contact per week.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Assumed Knowledge

    ACT: English (T) major, NSW: English Advanced.

    Incompatible Units

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    Equivalent Units

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