Units of Study

PACS6911 - Key Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies

Intensive July, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Wendy Rose Lambourne


This unit introduces students to theories of peace, conflict and violence. It demonstrates the interdisciplinary character of peace and conflict studies and the application of theories and methods across the spectrum of conflict types from intrapersonal and interpersonal, to community, inter-ethnic and international. Students gain an understanding of the nature of social conflict, causes of violence, and the meanings of peace, as well as conflict analysis and resolution and the means of achieving peace with justice in different conflict settings.


intensive delivery: class participation (10%), 1x1500wd personal learning journal (30%) and 1x3500wd essay (60%) OR full semester delivery: advocacy project 700 word equivalent (20%), 1x1000 word assignment (20%) and 1x3000 word essay (60%)


1x2hr seminar/week or equivalent intensive



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