Units of Study

PACS6930 - Ethics for a Sustainable Peace

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Jake Lynch

Description

This unit of study will focus on developing a set of value-based ethical principles for responding to the forms of violence that obstruct the achievement of a culture of sustainable peace, namely organized physical violence, structural and ecological violence. Case studies and literature in the area of social justice, nonviolence, ecological sustainability and participatory decision-making will be used for acquiring an understanding of the ethical challenges presented by these forms of violence and developing ethical principles for responding to them.

Assessments

5x600wd reflective responses (50%), 5x400wd mini case study analyses (30%), 1x1000wd end of semester evaluative task (20%)

Classes

3hrs online per week

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