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ATS2640

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2011 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
South Africa First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Andy Lamey

Notes

Previously coded INT2920

Synopsis

When, if ever, is warfare justified? What about humanitarian intervention? What about violent revolution and terrorism? Why should civilians be protected in conflict? This unit will introduce students to theoretical approaches to the ethics of conflict that will allow them to answer these difficult questions. It will also serve to introduce students to basic ideas in moral and political philosophy. No background in philosophy is required: merely an interest in rational argument applied to global conflict.

Assessment

Written work: 80% (3500 words)
Test: 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Andy Lamey

Contact hours

One 2-hour lecture and one 1-hour tutorial per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Human rights theory
Philosophy
International studies

Prerequisites

Either a first-year Philosophy sequence, or a first-year International Studies sequence, or a first-year Bioethics sequence or a first-year sequence in Human Rights Theory.

Prohibitions

ATS3640

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at:

http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/philosophy/ugrad/units/int2920.php