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APG5922

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ben McQueen

Synopsis

This unit introduces students to Peace and Conflict Theory. It identifies sources of conflict, conflict prevention strategies and methods of post-conflict re-construction. It will provide students with an understanding of peace theory, issues of structural violence, theories of non-violence, conflict resolution and post-conflict reconstruction. It will apply these theories to contemporary issues of human and environmental security including human rights, gender, economic security and religion and peacebuilding. International case studies will be presented to illustrate these theoretical concepts.

Objectives

After completing this unit, students will have gained an understanding of:

  1. different forms of conflict;
  2. underlying causes of conflict;
  3. peace theory, structural violence, theories of non-violence, conflict resolution and post-conflict reconstruction;
  4. issues of human and environmental security including human rights, gender, economic security and religion and peacebuilding;
  5. peace and conflict theories and their application to contemporary issues examined in international and local case studies.

Assessment

Essay (6000 words): 60%
Class presentation (3000 words): 30%
Participation: 10%

Contact hours

One 2.5 hour seminar per week