PEAC373 Globalisation as if People and Ecosystems Matter

Updated: 01 November 2018
Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites any 12cp or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions EDST373 or EDST473 or PDPS373 or PDPS473 or PEAC473 or PEAC573
Notes

Contribution to online discussion is encouraged.

Combined Units PEAC573 - Globalisation as if People and Ecosystems Matter
Coordinator(s) Bert Jenkins (bjenkins@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit examines contemporary global issues and how they create or detract from peace. After a brief examination of the multiple and inter-related aspects of peace, we look at various interpretations of globalisation. We then explore food security and hunger issues, looking at their underlying socio-economic causes. We consider the benefits, problems of and possible changes to global economic systems. We examine the consequences of militarism, and possible alternatives such as interventions and peace activism. We cover global warming and environmental advocacy, and how global communications and technology advances may help or hinder this advocacy. The unit concludes by discussing cultural resistance to unwelcome aspects of globalisation.

Prescribed Material
Mandatory

Text(s):

Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Introducing Global Issues

ISBN: 9781626375468
Snarr, M.T. and Snarr, D.L. (eds), Lynne Reinner 6th ed. 2016

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On Campus and Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assessment 1 45% 2000
Assessment Notes

Essay

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Assessment 2 45% 2000
Assessment Notes

Essay

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Assessment 3 10% 500
Assessment Notes

Online Participation

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a broad and coherent body of knowledge with depth in the concept of globalisation, and identify and analyse the changes that have occurred through the process of globalisation;
  2. analyse the effects of these changes on the social infrastructure and environments of Australia's neighbours and other nations around the world;
  3. present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas regarding the processes of sustainability, peace, global justice and equity; and
  4. demonstrate critical thinking and acquired knowledge of the dynamics of violent struggles that occur within and between states, and the roles played by the international arms trade and global warming.