Peace and Development Studies, Major
- Western Sydney University Major Code: 0027
Previous Code: M1083.1
Available to students in other Western Sydney University Programs: Yes. Check that your program has the available credit points required to complete the subjects in this field of study. Any requisite requirements must also be met. Consult your Program Advisor for further advice.
The Peace and Development Studies major is concerned with methods for promoting peace, human rights and sustainability. It involves a critical analysis of inequalities of power and opportunity that lead to international and local conflict, social dislocation and environmental degradation. Students will examine the structural causes of racist and gendered violence, environmental crises, forced migration, poverty, resource conflict, and inter-generational inequity. The inter-related network of solutions includes empowerment and self-determination, sustainable living, constructive development, peacemaking and peace building. These require understanding of the theories and method for identifying, measuring and resolving conflict and environmental degradation. The assumptions and failings of traditional development practice are critically assessed. Students will engage social theory within an interdisciplinary and applied framework, at local, national and international levels. The major is comprised of three fields: 1) structural inequality, social justice and human rights; 2) development and sustainability; 3) peace and humanitarian responses/actions.
|Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road||Internal||Dr Garry Stevens|
|Penrith Campus||Internal||Dr Garry Stevens|
Qualification for this major requires the successful completion of 80 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.
|Autumn session||Credit Points|
|HUMN 1028||Human Rights, Peace and Development||10|
|HUMN 1015||Development and Sustainability||10|
|HUMN 2032||Issues in World Development: Rich World, Poor World||10|
|HUMN 2037||Peace-Making and Peace-Building||10|
|CULT 3016||Indigenous Cultures: A Global Perspective||10|
|HUMN 3077||Sustainable Futures||10|
|HUMN 3009||Alternatives to Violence||10|
|HUMN 3063||Peace & Development Project||10|
|Total Credit Points||80|