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Conflict Resolution

Overview of the unit

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.

Content

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

This unit is found in the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Social Science With a Major in Criminology
  • Bachelor of Social Science With a Major in Security and Counter Terrorism
  • Bachelor of Social Science With a Major in Security and International Relations