Conflict Resolution

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


  • 1 Semester/Teaching Period

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

2021 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

1 Mar 21 - 30 May 21

6 Jul 21

Last self enrolment:
14 Mar 21

31 Mar 21

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Apr 21

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 1 Teaching Period 3

8 Mar 21 - 6 Jun 21

29 Jun 21

Last self enrolment:
21 Mar 21

2 Apr 21

Last withdraw without fail:
23 Apr 21

1 Nov 21 - 6 Feb 22

1 Mar 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Nov 21

26 Nov 21

Last withdraw without fail:
24 Dec 21


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.