• Offered by Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Asian Studies
  • Areas of interest Political Sciences, Pacific Studies, Security Studies, Asia Pacific Studies, Asia-Pacific Studies More...
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Kylie McKenna
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2015
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This course presents students with an in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of conflict management and resolution. Through detailed analysis of case studies of both successful and failed peace processes in the Pacific and Asia, students will become acquainted with the major practical and conceptual challenges to achieving sustainable peace in intrastate conflicts. The course will draw on cases such as Bougainville, Solomon Islands, Aceh, East Timor and Mindanao. Drawing on insights from a range of disciplines and from the experiences of practitioners, students will learn about the challenges presented by various approaches to resolving entrenched and protracted conflicts. This course is part of the new undergraduate program in peace, conflict and war.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Students who successfully complete this course will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Identify and explain the core repertoires of peacemaking and peace-building available to local, national and international actors in situations of internal conflict and apply them to real-world situations.  
  2. Identify the practical challenges of applying those techniques in real-world conflicts.
  3. Evaluate peacemaking and peace-building strategies that are most applicable to different conflicts at different times.
  4. Analyse global forces that contribute to conflicts as well as the roles of the international community in efforts to resolve conflicts.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Seminar participation and leadership of discussion: Students will be assessed on their contribution to class seminars, in particular through their leadership of class discussion.  10%
  2. Critical analysis of the literature:Students are to provide a succinct critical analysis of one topic of the student’s choice from the first four weeks of the course. Students must draw upon three items drawn from the essential and additional readings list on Wattle to demonstrate their comprehension and critical engagement with the literature. 20%
  3. Essay plan and annotated bibliography: Students will provide an essay plan and annotated bibliography in preparation for their research essay. This will provide students with a unique opportunity for feedback. Students will be required to select relevant scholarly literature and explain the relevance of each item to their essay topic. 20%
  4. Research Essay: Essay topics will be provided by Week 4 and subsequently discussed in seminars. 50%

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3 contact hours and 6 hours private study per week

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed 36 units of any courses.

Prescribed Texts

An E-brick will be provided  to course members via Wattle

Assumed Knowledge

Prior completion of ASIA1021 and ASIA1022 will prove useful

Areas of Interest

  • Political Sciences
  • Pacific Studies
  • Security Studies
  • Asia Pacific Studies
  • Asia-Pacific Studies
  • Politics




Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3576
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2811 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

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