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.

PACS6910 - Peace Through Tourism

Winter Main, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Lynda-ann Blanchard


Starting with the dichotomy of tourism as an industry versus tourism as a social force, this unit will investigate the social science perspective of tourism as a catalyst for peace. Topics to be covered include equity and justice issues, sustainability, international citizenship, globalisation, education and reconciliation tourism. The course will assess the contention of such bodies as the World Tourism Organisation that tourism is a force for peace.


Oral presentation (30%), 1x3500-4000wd essay (60%), and class participation (10%)


1x2-hr seminar/week or equivalent intensive

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