GLOBAL CHANGE AND PEACE

LAW3GCP

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students study the causes and characteristics of human problems as well as proffered solutions. Through a focus on the international dimension of political, economic and cultural life, factors that lead to conflict and insecurity will be explored. In addition, the extent to which environmental, socio-political and economic changes contribute to conflict and instability and the successes and failures of mechanisms designed to address them will be studied. Topics will correspond with contemporary issues and may include the movement of peoples, human rights violations and climate change. In addition, the manner in which international law and its institutions have shaped the discourse, facilitated peace, improved security and access to justice will be considered. Students will also have the opportunity to enhance their research, writing and oral communication skills through specially designed learning activities and assessments.





SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLola Akin Ojelabi

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites There are no prerequisites but special conditions apply.

Co-requisites N/A

Incompatible subjects N/A

Equivalent subjects N/A

Special conditions The subject is open to 3rd and 4th year students only. Students will be required to submit an application for enrolment detailing their interest in the subject. Enrolled students must undertake editorial assistant work at the editorial office of the Global Change, Peace and Security journal located in the Law School. This may include establishing contact with potential authors, contact with authors and referees, minor editorial work, interviewing academics in the subject area, conference/symposium organising.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Discuss and analyse contemporary issues relating to global peace and security

Activities:
Attendance at workshops and participation in discussions; Commentary on identified academic contributions to debate on issues relating to global peace and security; Final Essay; Class Presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)

02. Evaluate political and legal responses to contemporary issues relating global change and security.

Activities:
Final Essay; class presentation; class discussion; commentary on identified academic contribution to debate on issues relating to global peace and security.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)

03. Demonstrate effective team-work and communication skills

Activities:
Work experience at the editorial office of the Global Change, Peace and Security Journal; class discussion; class presentation, commentary on academic contribution to debate on global peace and security issues.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Summer 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size25

Enrolment information The subject has a work experience component and is to be taught within 6 weeks. Having more students will make the model unworkable. Enrolled students must undertake work experience at the editorial office of the Global Change, Peace and Security journal located in the Law School. The subject will be open to 3rd and 4th year students only. Interested students will be required to submit an application to the Law School Admin Office outlining their interest in the content and skills taught in the subject. 25 students will be selected by the subject coordinator in consultation with the journal's deputy editor.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLola Akin Ojelabi

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 02 - 06
Five 6.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 02 to week 06 and delivered via face-to-face.
"To be taught during Summer 2 2018 on the following dates: 11, 18, 25 January 2018 and 1 and 8 February 2018. Students are required to undertake work experience to which additional hours are allocated during Summer 2. Details will be provided in the first class and on LMS. For timetabling, the room should have a flexible arrangement that facilitates discussion and should have audio-visual facilities."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Class participation including work experience report (1000 words)Students participate in class discussion on contemporary issues relevant to the subject. Each student will be given the opportunity to participate. This is worth 10% of the Class Participation mark. In addition, students are required to engage in work experience for a minimum of four hours at the Editorial Office of Global Change, Peace and Security, a Routledge Journal published in association with the Sch20 01, 03
Written commentary and class presentation (1000 words)30 01, 02, 03
Final Essay (2000 words)50 01, 02, 03