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|Unit chair:||P Connors|
This unit will run in block mode from 10–14 March 2014. Intensive located learning will engage students through visits to local case study sites, guest speakers from the Humanitarian and Emergency Management sectors, lectures and tutorials. This unit will also engage students in enhanced online presence through CloudDeakin. Students will undertake online exercises, case studies, virtual simulations, cloud concept presentations and student-led discussions.
Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.
This unit is a combination of intensive on-campus and enhanced off campus 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 on-campus 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.
Case Study Analysis (Presentation) 30%, 1500 words or equivalent.
Essay 1, 30%, 1500 words.
Essay 2, 40%, 2000 words.
Unit Fee Information
|Student Contribution Rate*||Student Contribution Rate**||Fee rate - Domestic Students||Fee rate - International students|
* 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.