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SOC1001 Conflict and Peace

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities and Communication


This is the foundation course for the peace studies major. It establishes the parameters of the field of Peace Studies and begins by introducing students to the concepts of negative peace - the absence of war and civil strife - and positive peace which is founded upon a just society and global community. It will explore these concepts from the global to the personal and develop student skills in negotiation, non-violent resistance, empathy and conflict resolution. Peace studies aims to introduce students to non-violent social structures and how they transform traditional hierarchical structures, and to the importance of human rights and eco-sustainability in building a peaceful society. This course will introduce students to key concepts in peace studies from an international, national, local and personal perspective.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2011 External
Semester 1, 2011 On-campus Toowoomba