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Conflict series - 1. What is conflict? [PTP.2022.01E]

Type
Course
Location
Web-based
Duration
1 Days
Programme Area
Peacekeeping
Price
$0.00
Event Focal Point Email
ptp@unitar.org
Registration
Public – by registration
Mode of Delivery
E-learning
Language(s)
English
Pillar
Peace
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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.

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Provide a definition of the meaning of conflict;
  • Describe the sources, complexity, role and pyramid of actors in conflict.

 

The course is composed of six sections:

  • 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.

At the successful completion of the course participants will be awarded with a badge. 

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 Conflict, Peace and Security. 

Technical Requirements 

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 7 or superior; 
MacOS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or superior; 
Linux. 

Hardware: 

Intel Core 2 Duo – or AMD – 3 GHz processor; 
3 GB of RAM (4 GB recommended); 
Hard drive: 160 GB minimum.                     

Software: 

Adobe Acrobat Reader; 
Adobe Flash Player. 

Browser: 

Google Chrome 30.0 or superior; 
Mozilla Firefox 25.0 or superior; 
Safari 7 or superior; 
Microsoft Edge 

Note that JavaScript, Cookies and Popups must be enabled 

Mobile: 

- Apple iOS in Apple iOS 10 or superior on iPad: 

Articulate Mobile Player; 
Moodle Mobile. 

- Android OS in Android OS 4.1 or superior (optimized for tablets): 

Articulate Mobile Player; 
Moodle Mobile.