2018 Winter School Subject List

Conflict in Organisations (PACS6913) - Opens 03 Oct 2017

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Peace and Conflict Studies
Level: Postgraduate
Credit Points: 6

(1)  Steven Lancken - steve@negocio.com.au

(1)  School of Social & Political Sciences  - ssps.enquiries@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 15 Jan 2018 
End Date: 19 Jan 2018 
Capacity: 36 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 03 Oct 2017 
Applications Close: 08 Dec 2017 
Census date: 02 Feb 2018 
On-time withdrawals close: 02 Feb 2018 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No


    There are no listed prerequisites for this course.


People spend a large part of their lives dealing with organisations. Organisations require close proximity and communication between people, often under pressure. This unit analyses organisations and diagnoses dysfunctional practices. It explores conflict/consensus theories and organisational politics. Culture and the relevance of peace with justice in the workplace are explored, and theory and skills that lead toward satisfying outcomes are examined and practiced. Students will learn to apply tools to resolve conflict in the workplace and achieve peace with justice.


Class participation (25%), 1000 word Debate (25%), Research Assignment (3000 words - 50%).


Start Date: 15 Jan 2018     End Date: 19 Jan 2018


Mon 09:30 - 17:00

Tue 09:30 - 17:00

Wed 09:30 - 17:00

Thu 09:30 - 17:00

Fri 09:30 - 17:00


Mon, Wed & Fri: EITHER Sydney Nanonscience Hub Seminar Rooms 3001 OR 4001

Tue & Thu: EITHER Quadrangle Building The Refectory OR McRae Room S418


There is not a course reader for the course. There will be a huge number of possible reading opportunities that will be listed on Blackboard Learning. Students will be directed how they can get the most from their reading in the classes and will be provided with a Bibliography and Further Readings list.