Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

School

Politic Sc & Internat Studies

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Delivery mode

Internal

Class contact

2 Lecture hours, 1 Tutorial hour

Incompatible

GT116

Assessment methods

Tutorial participation, essay, exam.

Course coordinator

Dr Sebastian Kaempf

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2019 St Lucia Internal Course Profile

Please Note: Course profiles marked as not available may still be in development.

Course description

This course provides the foundation for future study in Peace and Conflict Studies. Students will gain an understanding of the key concepts, theories, and contemporary issues in the field of peace and conflict studies. This will enable students to fathom and negotiate solutions to global conflict, to reconstruct war-torn societies and to manage peace. The course focuses on the causes of war and violence, ethnic conflict and genocide. It furthermore engages with mechanisms to manage and resolve protracted conflict and human suffering, non-violent resistance, peace operations, and the role of today┬┐s global media in conflict and peace. Each major theme of the course is taught through extensive case studies including the Rwandan genocide, ethnic cleansing in the Balkans, non-violent movements, humanitarian organisations, peacekeeping operations, and emergency responses to humanitarian disasters.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2020 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable
Semester 1, 2018 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile