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 and cross-border dispute resolution. 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/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesWorkshops and participation in discussions; Commentary on identified academic contributions to debate on issues relating to global peace and security; Final Essay; Class Presentation

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Complete 60 credit points of LAW coded level 1 subjects and 120 credit points of LAW coded level 2 or 3 subjects


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsEnrolled students must undertake stipulated work experience. This may include editorial assistant work at the editorial office of the Global Change, Peace and Security journal. The work may include establishing contact with potential authors, contact with authors and referees, minor editorial work, interviewing academics in the subject area, conference/symposium organising.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Various articles and documents made available via the subject LMS

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed






Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Discuss and analyse contemporary issues relating to global peace and security
02. Evaluate political and legal responses to contemporary issues relating global change and security.
03. Demonstrate effective team-work and communication skills

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