Courses & Units

Order, Violence and Justice HIR304

Hobart

Introduction

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 through theoretical 'traditions' and the writings of Niccolo Machiavelli, Thomas Hobbes through Hugo Grotius and Immanuel Kant to Carl von Clausewitz. 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 humanitarian intervention and the relationship between sovereignty, international law and the use of force. The unit will conclude with an evaluation of the degree to which new international legal mechanisms have altered the way we think about the legitimate use of force.

Summary

Unit name Order, Violence and Justice
Unit code HIR304
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Politics and International Relations
Coordinator

Dr. Matt Killingsworth

Teaching staff

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* 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).

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Research and discuss aspects of organised violence showing an awareness of the key conceptual difficulties, theoretical perspectives and debates in the field and relate theoretical perspectives and debates about organised violence to real world examples.
  2. Use critical analytic capacity to develop and present balanced arguments and evaluations.
  3. Use concepts and theories encountered in the unit to formulate, express and present your ideas coherently to a group of peers.
  4. Respond fluently to essay-type questions and apply referencing and style conventions as appropriate.

Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,108.00 090101

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

25 credit points at Introductory level in any discipline

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

HSG203, HIR204 HSG303, HSD232, HSD332, XBR301, HSA232, HSA332

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On Campus:   2-hr lecture weekly, 1 tutorial fortnightly

Off Campus/Distance:   Web-based delivery of 13 lectures, online study school

Assessment

Task 1: Take home exam (40%)

Task 2: Tutorial literature review (20%)

Task 3: Essay (40%)

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Textbooks

Required

Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.

Recommended

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