Key Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS6911)

UNIT OF STUDY

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.

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Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week or equivalent intensive

Assessment

seminar participation (10%) and 2500wd personal learning journal (30%) and 3500wd essay (60%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prohibitions

SCWK6930

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