Units of Study

Students undertaking postgraduate coursework degrees at the Department of 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 DPACS 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.

PACS6907 - Gender and the Development of Peace

Semester 2, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Dr. Lucy Fiske


This unit explores the significance of gender in peace and conflict studies. From the operation in Australia of women's night patrols as a response to community violence, to the Grameen Bank's experience of the feminisation of poverty in Bangladesh, the unit focuses on development as a community process. Feminist approaches to human rights and the role of women as agents of social change are investigated. Issues addressed include gender in peace-keeping operations and the contribution of men and women as peacemakers.


1x1500wd abstract with bibliography (30%), 1x3000wd essay (60%) and oral presentation equivalent to 500wd (10%)


1x2hr seminar/week

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