Course level



Humanities and Social Sciences


Politic Sc & Internat Studies




One Semester

Class contact

2 Lecture hours, 1 Tutorial hour



Recommended prerequisite

Assessment methods

Weekly blog entries, and Take Home exam

Course coordinator

Dr S. Kaempf

Study Abroad

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

This course is not currently offered, please contact the school.

Course description

This course considers the evolution of international peacekeeping, contemporary operations, and future challenges. It is divided into two parts. The first looks at the history and development of peacekeeping. It shows precisely how peacekeeping operations are put together, managed and directed and highlights many of the key dilemmas that confront contemporary peacekeepers. The second considers a range of contemporary dilemmas such as the use of force, post-conflict reconstruction, civil-military cooperation, and the role of warlords, mercenaries and private companies in contemporary war zones.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 St Lucia External Course Profile
Semester 1, 2014 External External Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 External External Course Profile
Semester 2, 2012 External External Course Profile
Semester 2, 2011 St Lucia External Course Profile