The conflict series is an open, self-paced course meant to provide an introduction to conflict studies and more advanced courses in conflictology.
The third and final chapter of the conflict series, this course explores how to bring conflicts to peace. The goal of this chapter is to give the learner a basic understanding of theories about conflict resolution, and a set of methods to accomplish this.
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- Illustrate the four main theories of transition from conflict to peace;
- Describe the three main methods used for addressing violent conflict: negotiation, mediation and humanitarian negotiation.
- Section 1: From conflict to peace
- Section 2: Theories of transition from conflict to peace
- Section 3: Conflict Negotiation
- Section 4: Conflict MediationSection 5: Humanitarian Negotiation
- Section 6: UN Conflict Resolution
The average work time is estimated at 2 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.
Primary audience: The course is designed for anyone who has an interest and curiosity in conflict studies. 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
- Adobe Acrobat Reader (click here to download for free)
- Adobe Flash Player (click here to download for free)
- 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)
- Modem: 56 K
You will receive an email with the detailed information on how to access the course within 48 hours from the registration.