Units of Study

Students undertaking postgraduate coursework degrees at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies have the opportunity to study with expert researchers and practitioners in areas including nonviolence, community mediation, human rights, the United Nations, faith-based peacebuilding, and the psychology of peace.

For more information on the units of study currently on offer, please see the table below (for details of session date and time for each unit, you can view the CPACS timetable).

Since not all units in the program are offered in every calendar year, you can also find out more about our full range of electives on the Units of Study section of this website.

PACS6901 - United Nations, Peace and Security

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Wendy Rose Lambourne

Description

In this unit students critically examine the role of the United Nations in promoting international peace and security. Contemporary and historical case studies such as Rwanda, Iraq and East Timor are used to analyse the UN's performance in relation to such activities as peacemaking, peacekeeping, peacebuilding and peace enforcement. We assess the challenges facing the UN in achieving its mandate and implementing reform with a view to attaining peace with justice.

Assessments

1x500wd equivalent Model UN class exercise (10%), 1x1000wd assignment (20%), 1x3500wd essay (60%) and participation (10%)

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

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