The Geopolitics of Peace and Development

Subject 121-436 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable


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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A 2-hour lecture and a 1-hour tutorial per week
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Prerequisites: Completion of 200 points of study including at least 50 points of geography, development studies or politics.
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Subject Overview:

This subject examines the ways in which geopolitical thought shapes practices of peace and development, and the ways in which peace and development are themselves interrelated. States shape their security and development policies according to their understanding of the geography of the world and other states. It is therefore important to understand these geopolitical reasonings in order to comprehend the causes of violence and poverty and strategies for their elimination. This subject uses key texts and case studies to illustrate the interconnections between geopolitics, peace and development. Students will develop an ability to think clearly and critically about past and contemporary world affairs.

Assessment: A 10-minute tutorial presentation 10%, an associated written tutorial paper of 1000 words 20% (due one week after the tutorial presentation), a 3000-word essay 50% (due at the end of semester) and a 20-minute tutorial presentation on the major essay 20% (due in the last week of term).
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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • be capable of critical thinking and analysis

  • be capable of thinking in theoretical terms

  • be capable of written communication

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Related Course(s): Diploma in Arts (Development Studies)
Diploma in Arts (Environmental Studies)
Diploma in Arts (Geography)
Master of Development Studies (Gender & Development)
Master of Development Studies(CWT)
Master of International Studies
Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (Development Studies)
Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (Gender Studies)
Postgraduate Certificate in International Studies
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Anthropology and Social Theory)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Gender Studies)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts(Development Studies)
Postgraduate Diploma in International Studies

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