POL20011 Conflict Resolution

Unit code: POL20011

Duration: 1 Teaching Period

Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

About this unit

This unit provides students with an understanding of how apparent points of conflict can be associated with underlying issues. It also explores the avenues that might be available to resolve these matters either before or after they have developed into overt conflict.


Topics include:

  • The nature of conflict
  • The occasions for conflict: overt e.g. religion, culture, history; and underlying e.g. land, water, strategic resources
  • How conflict develops, trajectories and outcomes
  • Approaches to the resolution of conflict