HUMN 3063 Peace & Development Project

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 101571

Coordinator Debra Keenahan Opens in new window

Description The Peace & Development major is concerned with understanding and addressing inequities of power, wealth & opportunity that contribute to international and local conflicts and environmental degradation. In this capstone unit students will have the opportunity to consolidate their understanding, knowledge and skills of peace and development issues through planning, implementing and writing up individual or collective projects. Students will identify individual and collective actions that can be taken to improve conditions so that opportunities for peaceful, equitable & sustainable living are created locally & globally.

School Social Sciences

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Pre-requisite(s) HUMN 1028

Equivalent Subjects LGYA 1314 - Work-based Learning Project Humanitarian Peace and Health Studies

Restrictions Successful completion of 100 credit points.

Assumed Knowledge

This subject is a capstone subject for students doing the Peace & Development major. Students should have a knowledge of concepts, theories from & strategies used within the Peace & Development field.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Critique theories of social change, social action & social activism;
  2. Examine the role of social institutions (eg NGOs) as change agents;
  3. Plan, implement and write up an individual or group project that may be research or action oriented;
  4. Summarise methods for evaluating the benefits and limitations of social interventions or social action projects (eg program evaluation);
  5. Examine the role of reflective & ethical practice for peace & development practitioners;
  6. Reflect on the strengths and limitations of development �etools�f for affecting & improving social conditions.

Subject Content

This subject is project based and students will have the opportunity to focus on their particular interests. However in general terms the content will include the following:
Theories of social change, social action & activism
The role of social institutions in social change
Project management
Reflective & ethical practice
Methods of evaluation


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Literature Review and Project Plan 1,000 words 30 N Individual
Project Report 2,000 words 50 N Individual
Class Presentation 10 minutes / 500 words 20 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 2

Penrith (Kingswood)


Subject Contact Debra Keenahan Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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