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AHA721 - Dynamics and Dilemmas of the Humanitarian Sector

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:S Perreard
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

AHL701 unless previously completed.

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

This unit will involve enhanced online presence through CloudDeakin. Students will have access to Cloud Concept presentations and virtual simulations then will undertake online exercises, case studies and teacher and student-led discussions.  Students should undertake a minimum of 8-10 hours self-directed study per week

Note:

Online teaching methods require internet access.  You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

 

Content

This unit is a combination of intensive campus mode and enhanced Cloud (online) mode delivery.  We will explore a number of case studies of complex humanitarian emergencies and critically examine practice strengths and limitations in relation to ‘best practice’ standards.  Part of the intensive campus based unit will involve an examination of the impact of the 2009 bush fires in Victoria and responses to this from the perspective of urban disasters.  We will also explore the concept of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) and how this informs and influences humanitarian responses in conflict situations.  The unit will also explore the impact of conflict on communities and the issues of refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced people.  Finally the unit will examine the role of the military in humanitarian responses including peacekeeping operations. Through the use of international and virtual case studies the unit will explore and critically examine the impact and consequences of humanitarian interventions across different geographies, social, political and cultural contexts.

Assessment

Learning journal 30%, 1500 words.

Analytical report, 30%, 1500 words.

Essay, 40%, 2000 words.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$769$769$2250$2900

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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