Key Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS6911)


This unit introduces students to theories of peace, conflict and violence and the interdisciplinary character of peace and conflict studies. Students will gain an understanding of the nature of social conflict, causes of violence and the meanings of peace, as well as the means of achieving peace with justice in different conflict settings.

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1x2hr seminar/week or equivalent online


Seminar participation (10%) and 2500wd personal learning journal (30%) and 3500wd Essay (60%)

Faculty/department permission required?


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Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.