The conflict series is an open, self-paced course meant to provide an introduction to conflict studies and more advanced courses in conflictology.
The first of a series of three, this short course explores the meaning of conflict. Drawing upon different definitions and tools, its goal is to create a basic baggage of knowledge, which can then be expanded in further courses in conflict analysis and resolution.
- Provide a definition of the meaning of conflict;
- Describe the sources, complexity, role and pyramid of actors in conflict.
- Section 1: Kilmann conflict character type test
- Section 2: What is the meaning of conflict?
- Section 3: What are the sources of conflict?
- Section 4: The complexity of conflict
- Section 5: Evolution of conflict
- Section 6: Actors in conflict
The average work time is estimated at 4 hours.
The course is a self-guided, self-paced, web-based course that is on-going and can be accessed at any time. The material is presented in an interactive visual and text format with web-based reference resources. Multiple choice quizzes at the end of each lesson serve a dual function of assessing and evaluating the students’ understanding and retention and provide a further didactic function by reviewing the content.
Secondary audience: The course is geared towards anyone who wishes to garner a baggage of basic knowledge to then pursue more advanced courses in conflictology, notably UNITAR’s master degree in Conflictology.
UNITAR recommends the following as a minimum in hardware and software to take our e-Learning courses. Please consult your Network Administrator or Systems person to ensure that you have the following:
- Platform: Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT, ME, XP or superior; MacOS 9 or MacOS X; Linux
- Hardware: 64 MB of RAM, 1 GB of free disk space
- Browser: Internet Explorer 7 or higher (click here to download for free); it works better with Firefox 3.6 or higher (click here to download for free)
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