2018 Summer School Subject List

Conflict in Organisations (PACS6913) - FULL

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: 32 
Status: FULL 
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

Tues 09:30 - 17:00

Wed 09:30 - 17:00

Thurs 09:30 - 17:00

Sat 09:30 - 17:00


Mackie Seminar Room 114


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.