- Code INTR8052
- Unit Value 12 units
- Offered by Department of International Relations
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject International Relations
- Areas of interest International Relations
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
This course introduces students to the main approaches to the study and practice of conflict resolution and peace building. The first part addresses fundamental questions about the causes of armed conflict, and the nature of inter- and intra-state conflict. The second part discusses the dynamics of armed conflict: why conflicts continue, and escalate. In the third part, students will learn about methods of conflict resolution - from grassroots activism to high-politics diplomacy - and of peace building - by means ranging from institutional design to the use of truth commissions. The theoretical issues will be explored through case studies. The line-up of lecturers for this coordinated course includes several PRIO researchers, as well as prominent visiting lecturers from diplomacy, politics and the military.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
The classes are all taught by visiting lecturers. They are all leading specialist in their field, providing a unique learning opportunity for the students. It will be expected from the students to take an active part in both the seminars and lectures, by having read the literature and to take part in the discussions. For the seminars students will be expected to take in turns to prepare a presentation.
These discussions, and the combination of assignments, will encourage active learning and critical analysis.
The students will also take part in an inter-active conflict resolution workshop.
ANU Winter session 2010. The classes are run from mid August to mid December at Björknes College in Oslo, Norway.
Class participation 10%, short essay 2000 words 15%, a longer essay 4000 words 40%, and a closed book exam (4 hours) 35%
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14 lectures (each 2 hours)
14 seminars (1 hour)
In addition a number of guest lectures and seminar.
Average 80 pages to read for each lectureAll readings will be available in readers.
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