GLOBAL CHANGE AND PEACE

LAW3GCP

Not currently offered

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 complete 60 credit points of LAW coded level 1 subjects and 60 credit points of LAW coded level 2 subjects

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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