• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Political Sciences, Strategic Studies
  • Minor code PECO-MIN

The primary objective of this minor is to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of 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 major emphasises both the historical and contemporary contexts in which conflicts occur.

Students will learn about the conflicts that have shaped our world, region and country, and efforts to prevent and resolve such conflicts. The minor is comprehensive in approach, drawing insights from a range of disciplines including anthropology, diplomacy, gender studies, geography, history, international relations, law, peace and conflict studies, political science, security studies, sociology and strategic studies. Students that have completed the minor will be well equipped to pursue advanced research in the fields of international relations, peace and conflict studies, and security studies or to develop a career in a wide range of relevant professions, including in non-governmental organisations, international organisations, government and policy bodies.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain the keyconcepts and theoretical frameworks in the study of peace and conflict, andcritically apply these to important issues in the field;
  2. Understandappropriate research methods and quality data, to investigate problems relatedto the prevention, management and resolution of armed conflict;
  3. Communicateeffectively on peace and conflict issues through both written and oral media;
  4. Demonstrate anunderstanding of the ethical implications of research and practice in the fieldof peace and conflict studies.

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

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

POLS2123 - Peace and Conflict Studies (6 units)

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

INTR1021 - Understanding Peace and Conflict (6 units)

INTR1022 - Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution (6 units)

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

POLS2100 - Genocide in the Modern World (6 units)

POLS2113 - Human Rights (6 units)

ASIA2087 - Peace Building in the Pacific and Asia (6 units)

ASIA2093 - Natural Resource Conflicts in Asia and the Pacific (6 units)

POLS3033 - Environment, Human Security and Conflict (6 units)

INTR2047 - Human Security: Conflict, Displacement and Peace Building (6 units)

ASIA3029 - Reconciliation and the memory of conflict in Asia (6 units)

DIPL2000 - Leadership and Diplomacy (6 units)

INTR3001 - Humanitarianism: Principles, Politics and Practice (6 units)

WARS2001 - Theories of War: An historical and global perspective (6 units)

DIPL2001 - The Role of Non-State Actors in Asia-Pacific Diplomacy (6 units)

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