• Offered by Department of International Relations
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject International Relations
  • Areas of interest International Relations
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Eglantine Raux ep Staunton
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
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In 2019, this course will be offered as a 6 unit course.

For millions of people worldwide, violent conflict or the threat of violent conflict, is a daily reality. In today‚Äôs rapidly changing world, it is imperative that our responses to conflict are effective, well-informed and context appropriate. This course encourages students to think creatively about the drivers of modern armed-conflict and understand a range of approaches to peace building and negotiation. The course asks the questions: what are the defining characteristics of modern conflict, and how should peacebuilders respond to them? What is the role of the United Nations in peacebuilding? How should we respond to mass human rights violations and how should we remember violence in a way that helps to prevent its recurrence? Drawing on a range of contemporary case studies students will consider topics such as humanitarian intervention and United Nations peacekeeping, international criminal tribunals, truth and reconciliation commissions, as well as customary approaches to reconciliation. 


Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate a broad knowledge of conflict and war, and the conceptual foundations for understanding the mechanisms that drive these components of human societies
  2. Exhibit a practical perspective on peacebulding and conflict resolution and a developed understanding of contemporary peacebuilding efforts
  3. Understand key concepts including violence, truce, justice, trauma, peacekeeping, reconciliation, anomie, truth, healing and resolution, with special attention to those situations where peace processes have consistently failed to achieve their goals
  4. Work in various policy environments that will require sophisticated skills sets in peacebuilding and conflict resolution, with particular emphasis on communication skills

Other Information



 

Indicative Assessment

  1. Seminar Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Case Study Essay (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Research Essay (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  4. Final Examination (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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Workload

10 hours per week made up of contact hours and personal study

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Prescribed Texts

N/A

Fees

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

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Student Contribution Band:
1
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.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
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Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3987 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 In Person N/A

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