Conflict Resolution

POL20011 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • 1 Semester/Teaching Period

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

2021 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 1

Dates:
1 Mar 21 - 30 May 21

Results:
6 Jul 21

Last self enrolment:
14 Mar 21

Census:
31 Mar 21

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Apr 21

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 1 Teaching Period 3

Dates:
8 Mar 21 - 6 Jun 21

Results:
29 Jun 21

Last self enrolment:
21 Mar 21

Census:
2 Apr 21

Last withdraw without fail:
23 Apr 21

Dates:
1 Nov 21 - 6 Feb 22

Results:
1 Mar 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Nov 21

Census:
26 Nov 21

Last withdraw without fail:
24 Dec 21


Prerequisites

50 Credit Points

Aims and objectives

This unit provides students with an introduction to conflict resolution in international politics. It explores forms of violence in the international system at a number of levels, and considers the sources of conflicts as well as models of conflict resolution. Theoretical understandings of peace and conflict in global politics will be critically assessed via case studies, with a view to developing analytical skills that can be applied to both conceptual and empirical work.


Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
• Demonstrate an understanding of the multi-dimensional nature of conflict;
• Describe the range of analytical models applied to the study of conflict and its resolution;
• Outline the complex dynamics of conflict situations;
• Demonstrate an understanding of trends and developments in conflict resolution;
• Critically assess conflict resolution methods, approaches and case studies, working independently and with others.