|Semester 2, 2022 Toowoomba On-campus|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Humanities & Communication|
|Student contribution band :||2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||30 June 2022|
Examiner: Victor Igreja
This is the foundation course for the social justice major. Social justice aims to introduce students to non-violent social structures and how they transform traditional hierarchical structures, and to the importance of human rights and eco-sustainability in building a peaceful society.
This is the foundation course for the social justice major. It establishes the parameters of the field of Social Justice and begins by introducing students to the concepts of negative peace - the absence of war and civil strife - and positive peace which is founded upon a just society and global community. It will explore these concepts from the global to the personal and develop student skills in negotiation, non-violent resistance, empathy and conflict resolution. Social justice aims to introduce students to non-violent social structures and how they transform traditional hierarchical structures, and to the importance of human rights and eco-sustainability in building a peaceful society. This course will introduce students to key concepts in social justice from an international, national, local and personal perspective.
Course learning outcomes
On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
- recognise, define, and use the essential terminology of peace and conflict studies;
- analyse the causes of conflict;
- illustrate a deep understanding of nonviolence in theory and practice through selected case studies;
- make judgments about ways to achieve peaceful outcomes through negotiation, compromise or conflict resolution techniques;
- display an understanding of empathy with others;
- critically analyse rhetoric;
- appreciate the need for peace to incorporate both positive and negative forms.
|1.||Conflict resolution and management||25.00|
|2.||Introduction to social justice: key concepts, negative and positive peace, causes of war and social conflict||15.00|
|3.||Institutional peace: democratic peace, human rights, and self-determination and international order||30.00|
|4.||Analysis of violence, conflict and peace: feminist understandings of violence, political economy and development, the environment||15.00|
|5.||Peace as a way of life: nonviolence, peace movements||15.00|
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Student workload expectations
To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.
|Weighting (%)||Course learning outcomes|
|Time limited online examinatn||No||40||6,7|