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PACS6911 - Key Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - 6 credit points
HECS Band one
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Peace and Conflict Studies
Offered session(s): 1, 2, 11
Prohibitions: SCWK6930
Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Jake Lynch

Classes: 2 hours per week in regular semester sessions, intensive classes during Winter School

Assessment: Class participation (10%); personal learning journal 2,000 words (30%); essay 4,000 words (60%)

This unit introduces students to theories of peace, conflict and violence. It demonstrates the interdisciplinary character of peace and conflict studies and the application of theories and methods across the spectrum of conflict types from intrapersonal and interpersonal, to community, inter-ethnic and international. Students gain an understanding of the nature of social conflict, causes of violence, and the meanings of peace, as well as conflict analysis and resolution and the means of achieving peace with justice in different conflict settings.
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