• Total units 24 Units
  • Minor code PECO-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate
Peace and Conflict Studies Minor

This minor provides students with a solid grounding on the causes, prevention and containment of conflict, and of theoretical and practical approaches to conflict resolution and peacebuilding. Particular emphasis is given to the relevance of these issues to Australia, Asia and the Pacific, and the minor emphases both history and the contemporary context.

Students will learn about both larger and smaller conflicts that have shaped our world, region and country, and about both successful and unsuccessful efforts to prevent and resolve such conflicts. The minor draws insights from a range of disciplines including anthropology, diplomacy, gender studies, geography, history, and international relations. Students who have completed the minor will be well equipped to pursue further study in the field of peace and conflict studies, or to develop a career in a wide range of relevant professions, including in non-governmental organisations, international organisations, government and policy bodies.

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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
INTR1021 Understanding Peace and Conflict 6
INTR1022 Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution 6

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
INTR2047 Human Security: Conflict, Displacement and Peace Building 6
ASIA2053 Civil Wars and Civil Peace 6
ASIA2081 Human Rights in Asia 6
ASIA2087 Peace Building in the Pacific and Asia 6
INTR2028 Regionalism, Rights and Order in Southeast Asia 6
POLS2123 Peace and Conflict Studies 6
STST2002 Internal security issues in the Asia-Pacific 6
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