Conflicts, Humanitarian Intervention and Reconstruction G (8763.4)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Arts And Design|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|School Of Arts And Communications||Graduate Level|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Understand the complex ethical, legal, social and political features of humanitarian interventions and post-conflict and post-disaster reconstruction;
2. Engage with academic and policy debates surrounding humanitarian interventions and reconstruction;
3. Understand the potential and the limitations of humanitarian intervention addressing human security and development issues in conflict and post-conflict settings;
4. Understand practical and policy challenges presented by humanitarian interventions and reconstruction missions, including technical aspects such as food, health and sanitation;
5. Understand the international laws, treaties and norms that guide and shape such missions, and the current practices of government and non-government agencies in the field; and
6. Demonstrate the skills required to articulate and present critique appropriate for studies at post-graduate level.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||Flexible||Mrs Senada Meskin|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||29 July 2024||Flexible||Dr Don McCallum|
Holzgrefe, J.L. and Keohane, Robert O., Humanitarian Intervention: Ethical Legal, and Political Dilemmas, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003).
The textbook is available from the University Co-op Bookshop and via the library in hardcopy and as an e-book.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
The Memoranda to Cabinet and Lessons Learned submission is online using Canvas.
The Community of Practice requires ongoing use of Twitter throughout the semester with final submission online using Canvas.
Special assessment requirements
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Due to the COVID-19 situation this unit will be delivered remotely. Studnets should have adequate internet connection for the time of the seminars and to undertake online research.
Regular attendance at online seminars is strongly recommended. Full appreciation of the material, and engagment with peers, both required for the assesment tasks, is hindered without regular attendance.
Students who attend campus for class or other purposes must play their part in keeping our campus and community safe by following these basic guidelines to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission:
- Practise good hand hygiene, washing hands regularly;
- If you do happen to cough or sneeze, please do so into the crook of your elbow, dispose of tissues immediately and wash hands immediately
- Practise effective physical distancing;
- Follow all directions of teaching and other UC staff regarding safety measures;
- Stay off campus if you are unwell and get tested according to ACT Government guidelines, and
- Follow University communications about campus arrangements https://www.canberra.edu.au/coronavirus-advice
Required IT skills
Students are expected to have a basic level of word processing competency and be able to
present their asignments in electronic and paper formats. Students are also expected to be proficient
at using the internet, library electronic databases, and the unit Canvas page, including the
uploading of essays etc.
Students will be required to use Twitter.
Work placement, internships or practicums