* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).
DESCRIPTION This unit is concerned with the question of the changing/evolving nature of violence in the international realm. Part one of the unit will trace the emergence of modern thought about violence from Niccolo Machiavelli through Hugo Grotius and Immanuel Kant to Carl von Clausewitz and Max Weber. The second part of the unit will trace the establishment of international laws and norms that attempt to regulate the use of force in the international realm, the emergence of so called humanitarian intervention and the relationship between sovereignty, international law and the use of force. The unit will conclude with an evaluation of the New War thesis and a reflection on the extent to which the experience of war in the first years of the 21st century is likely to be continued.
200 level: tutorial debate (20%), 2000 word major essay (40%), 2 hour end of semester exam (40%)
300 level: tutorial debate (20%), 2500 word major essay (40%), 2 hour end of semester exam (40%)
200 level: tutorial participation (10%), 750 word minor essay (10%), 2000 word major essay (40%), 2 hour end of semester exam (40%)
300 level: tutorial participation (10%), 750 word minor essay (10%), 2500 word major essay (40%), 2 hour end of semester exam (40%)
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Web supported - H Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
Fully online - I,N,W,L This unit is taught entirely online
Resource supported teaching & learning - H Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
Resource dependent teaching & learning - I,N,W,L Independent study with provided resources replaces face-to-face or other classes (e.g. lectures)
About Flexible Study Options
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.