This unit in Humanitarian Intervention and Peacekeeping, from Macquarie University and Open Universities Australia, will give you a solid understanding of how these operations came to be, and the ethical and moral considerations of humanitarian peacekeeping. By studying this unit, you will also gain a comprehensive understanding of the various international bodies who authorise and regulate humanitarian intervention operations and how these organisations interact with each other.
In undertaking this unit, you will learn and begin to critically analyse the challenges facing humanitarian intervention and peacekeeping initiatives. This will greatly develop your analytical and critical thinking skills, and allow you to begin to develop your own independent views on the matter.
Furthermore, you will look at a series of case studies in order to better understand and evaluate the theories behind peacekeeping operations. These case studies will put the obligations and constraints of these operations into perspective and give you a deeper understanding of this important facet of 21st century global governance.
In order to enrol in this unit you must be accepted on to one of the following courses:
Graduate Certificate of International Security Studies
Graduate Diploma of International Security Studies
Master of International Security Studies
Graduate Diploma of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism
Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism
Master of International Security Studies/Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism
Areas of study
In this Humanitarian Intervention and Peacekeeping unit, the topics you will study include:
Establishing the framework
The United Nations: an introduction
The legal dimension
Humanitarian intervention/R2P (responsibility to protect)
United Nations and intervention
Commanding United Nations operations
The media and NGOs
Iraq and a complexity of themes
African interventions – Ivory Coast and Libya, Mali, Central African Republic
United Nations and nation building, Haiti
Syria and other emergencies
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
Graduate Certificate of International Security Studies, Macquarie University
Graduate Diploma of International Security Studies, Macquarie University
Master of International Security Studies, Macquarie University
Graduate Diploma of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, Macquarie University
Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, Macquarie University
Master of International Security Studies/Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, Macquarie University
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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This unit in Humanitarian Intervention and Peacekeeping will provide you with a solid understanding of these operations and their organisers. This knowledge is both relevant and very valuable in numerous roles across both the public and private sector.
With an in-depth understanding of the major issues affecting humanitarian crises and peacekeeping operations, you will be well equipped to work in many areas of government, or for any of the international organisations involved in such operations.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Humanitarian Intervention and Peacekeeping from Macquarie University.
Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUAs full degree programs.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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