Humanitarian Intervention and Peacekeeping - 2017

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Unit summary

PICX915

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 14 weeks
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  • Availability for 2017: Sem2
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Assessment 1 (20%) , Assignment 2 - Assessment 2 (20%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 3,214.00
International 3,464.00

Since the end of the Cold War the nature and scale of humanitarian intervention and peacekeeping operations under the auspices of the United Nations and regional bodies have become a key feature of the evolving international security environment. Why these operations occur, who authorises them, who becomes involved, what underpins them from a legal and ethical perspective and what challenges they face will all be examined and critically analysed in this unit. In addition an evaluation of theories behind concepts such as responsibility to protect and their practical application through a series of case studies will provide students with a deep understanding of this crucial dynamic of the 21st century.

Upon fulfilling the requirements of this unit, students will have achieved the following:

  1. Be familiar with and possess the ability to critically evaluate the scholarship on humanitarian intervention and peacekeeping
  2. The development of a strong conceptual and empirical awareness of humanitarian intervention
  3. Demonstrate independent research skills, critical analysis, and persuasive scholarly writing skills
  4. The ability to write a major essay that makes an argument showing an interpretation of a humanitarian intervention issue.
  • Assignment 1 — Assessment 1 (20%)
  • Assignment 2 — Assessment 2 (20%)
  • Assignment 3 — Assessment 3 (60%)

A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this unit will be provided in your study materials.

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Resources and Links

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  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
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