PEAC503 Active Resistance: Contemporary Nonviolence

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)

Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
06 May 2019 10 May 2019 Non-Mandatory None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions PDPS301 or PDPS401 or PEAC303 or PEAC401 or PEAC403
Notes

Contribution to online discussion is encouraged.

Combined Units PEAC303 - Active Resistance: Contemporary Nonviolence
Coordinator(s) Marty Branagan (marty.branagan@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

The unit begins with an overview of the essential elements of nonviolence, before discussing historical and contemporary case studies such as Australia's Freedom Rides and the Arab Spring. It looks at the evolution of nonviolence since Gandhi (such as lock-ons at environmental blockades), and the contemporary relevance of nonviolence as an alternative to the huge carbon footprint of militarism. It examines how nonviolence works, its 'consent' theory of power, its strategies and tactics. It explores its successes even against ruthless opponents such as Pinochet, Marcos and the former totalitarian regimes of the communist bloc. Artistic, spiritual and personal aspects of nonviolence are also discussed.

Recommended Material
Optional

Text(s):

Note: Recommended material is held in the University Library - purchase is optional

Global Warming, Militarism and Non-Violence: The Art of Active Resistance

ISBN: 9781137010094
Branagan, M., Palgrave 2013

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On Campus and Online

The Strategy of Nonviolent Defense: A Gandhian Approach

ISBN: 9780791425886
Burrowes, R., State University of New York 1996

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% 2500
Assessment Notes

Essay

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5

Compulsory Assessment 2 45% 2500
Assessment Notes

Essay

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5

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. critically analyse the issues and theories surrounding nonviolence and nonviolent action and present a coherent and sustained argument;
  2. with expert judgement, critically analyse sometimes complex and unpredictable case histories of nonviolent action at an advanced level;
  3. evaluate and reflect on how they can apply an advanced body of knowledge and skills relating to nonviolence in context of contemporary daily life;
  4. demonstrate an advanced body of knowledge and skills regarding the use of nonviolence to transform conflict and achieve social change; and
  5. demonstrate autonomy, creativity and initiative to plan and execute two essays.