Faculty of Arts
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Associate Professor Mark Baker and Dr Noah Shenker
Not offered in 2016
This two week intensive unit begins with a workshop on conflict resolution at the Monash Prato campus in Italy. Students will travel for the remaining period to areas that have experienced conflict to observe first hand the complexities of peace-building and reconciliation. The course focuses on the Arab-Israel conflict and investigates current attempts to mediate peace between Jews and Palestinians, the impact of the conflict on the lives of people, poverty, settlements and security issues, terrorism and counter-terrorism, Jerusalem and its holy sites. In some years, the course will also travel to alternate sites of conflict, such as Northern Ireland or the former Yugoslavia.
Upon completion of this unit, students will be expected to have the ability to:
Within semester assessment: 100%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
See also Unit timetable information
20-hours per week for two weeks of intensive study