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.
PACS6917 - Religion, War and Peace
Semester 2, 2014 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Lydia Wanja Gitau
Religion is frequently blamed as the cause of war, and yet peace and nonviolence are considered central to most, if not all, religions. In this unit, students gain an appreciation of the war and peace traditions of the world's major religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. We look at sacred texts for sources of attitudes towards war and peace, and examine historical and contemporary case studies to deepen our understanding of both religion-based violence and the peacemaking potential of religion.
1000wd equivalent group presentation (15%) and 1500wd short essay (20%) and 3000wd final essay (50%) and 500wd equivalent questionnaire (5%) and reading and class participation (10%)
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