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Conflict series - 1. What is conflict? [PTP.2020.01E]
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.
Content and Structure
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.
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Intel Core 2 Duo – or AMD – 3 GHz processor;
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Hard drive: 160 GB minimum.
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Adobe Flash Player.
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Mozilla Firefox 25.0 or superior;
Safari 7 or superior;
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