UQLD:International Peacekeeping

Subject XNTS20035 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2012.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Online classes from July to October through the University of Queensland. This subject is only available online.
Total Time Commitment: Not available

Admission into the D-GLOBISS Diploma in Global Issues or 777CC Certificate in Global Issues.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge:

It is recommended that students have completed at least 25 points of Political Science or International Studies prior to taking this subject.

Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability
Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage
Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Description, Course
Objectives and Generic Skills of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to
those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found
at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/


U21 International Programs Coordinator
Melbourne Global Mobility
Level 1, Old Geology Building
Email: u21-gip@unimelb.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 8344 3849

Subject Overview:

This course considers the evolution of international peacekeeping, contemporary operations, and future challenges. It is divided into two parts. The first looks at the history and development of peacekeeping. It shows precisely how peacekeeping operations are put together, managed and directed and highlights many of the key dilemmas that confront contemporary peacekeepers. The second considers a range of contemporary dilemmas such as the use of force, post-conflict reconstruction, civil-military cooperation, and the role of warlords, mercenaries and private companies in contemporary war zones.


After successfully completing this course students should be able to:

* Explain the legal basis and institutional framework for international peacekeeping.
* Identify different types of peacekeeping operations according to the objectives and the tools employed.
* Discuss the origins and contemporary relevance of concepts such as consent, impartiality, and minimum use of force.
* Understand and critically assess the evolution of peacekeeping methods.
* Identify the main aspects of a complex emergency and understand the problems this presents for peacekeepers.
* Understand the nature of mission planning and preparing for contingencies.


Weekly blog entries, and take home exam.

Prescribed Texts:


Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Links to further information: http://www.mobility.unimelb.edu.au/outbound/u21/gip/index.html
Related Course(s): U21 Certificate in Global Issues
U21 Diploma in Global Issues

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