PEAC504 Environmental Security and Peaceful Futures

Updated: 19 July 2018
Credit Points 6
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 3 Online
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions PDPS302 or PDPS402 or PEAC302 or PEAC402 or PEAC304 or PEAC404
Notes None
Combined Units PEAC304 - Environmental Security and Peaceful Futures
Coordinator(s) Bert Jenkins (
Unit Description

Students undertake applied social analysis on transforming environmental and natural resource conflicts. Topics include, community development, social development, environmental security, human security, the global commons, ecological sustainability, ecosystem health, resilience and environmental peacemaking. The focus is on safe and secure environmental futures. Students write a case study based on an environmetal conflict where they explore environmental and social impacts and link these to justice and human rights issues. They construct resolutions, which enable sustainable outcomes.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. apply an advanced body of knowledge and skills to complete an applied social analysis of a community experiencing rapid change and conflict due to the impacts of unsustainable development practices that are resulting in environmental and social impacts;
  2. demonstrate an advanced understanding the scope of the social changes communities affected by environmental and or natural resource conflicts may experience;
  3. critically evaluate and reflect on how poorly planned and implemented projects disrupt ecological sustainability, community sustainability, livelihoods, development aspirations and land or natural resource use patterns;
  4. develop and communicate appropriate solutions that will assist in transforming environmental and or natural resource conflicts;
  5. apply expert judgement to develop appropriate strategies to assist in transforming ecological violence; and
  6. demonstrate autonomy, creativity and initiative in the design of development projects that have sustainable social and environmental impacts.