Open to:Undergraduate or Graduate Level
PrerequisitesEnglish Proficiency - Reading and Writing
Course Format:Individually Paced
Prerequisites:Typically 3 months
Course Code:CRPS
This course will critically examine the academic and practical issues surrounding battle resolution and peace studies. The course will start by discovering the variety of diverse understandings of the origins of violence, the contemporary manifestations of conflict, and the key factors in conflicts such as elites, constituencies, civil society, soldiers, mercenaries, spoilers and outside actors. We will then investigate key approaches in the conflict resolution and peace studies field – such as conflict prevention, conflict management, conflict resolution and conflict transformation (and the relationship between these approaches). The course will also examine the relationship conflict resolution has to peacekeeping, peace-enforcing and post-conflict situations.
  • Key theories relating to the origins of violence and conflict
  • Apply peace and conflict studies theory to real life case studies
  • Conflict resolution
  • Intergroup Dialogue
  • Case studies in argumentation
  • Team-Based communication
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Intercultural management
  • Non-violent Communication
  • Difficult conversations
  • Art and Science of negotiation
  • Global conflict resolution
  • Societal conflict resolution
During the tutorials or seminars, a student will work on case studies and discuss new models of business.
This course requires a properly maintained computer with high-speed internet access and an up-to-date web browser (such as Chrome or Firefox). The student must be able to communicate with the instructor via email.

This course uses an asynchronous mode and students are provided with tiered video and self-guided learning modules. Live online interaction with the instructor can be arranged. The “on-site” classroom works on standard computers and instructor-led exercises, seminars, and workshops if applicable.

Most course lectures may be viewed on mobile devices, but in some cases, assignments and quizzes must be completed on a desktop or laptop computer.
In fulfillment of the course, students are required to take the final examination, as well as an end-of-course project or research paper.

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