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.

PACS6913 - Conflict in Organisations

Summer Early, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Stephen John Lancken
Email: steve.lancken@sydney.edu.au

Description

People spend a large part of their lives dealing with organisations. Organisations require close proximity and communication between people, often under pressure. This unit analyses organisations and diagnoses dysfunctional practices. It explores conflict/consensus theories and organisational politics. Culture and the relevance of peace with justice in the workplace are explored, and theory and skills that lead toward satisfying outcomes are examined and practiced. Students will learn to apply tools to resolve conflict in the workplace and achieve peace with justice.

Assessments

1500wd paper (25%) and 3000wd paper (50%) and class presentation (15%) and participation (10%)

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week or equivalent intensive

Prohibitions

SCWK6934

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