Document Type

Graduate Syllabus


Fall 2013



Course Number

DIPL 6118

Course Description

This course is an introduction to the interdisciplinary study of conflict resolution and is intended to provide a solid foundation for further inquiry and application. It aims to present and discuss the major theoretical approaches to conflict and conflict resolution. It examines theories that attempt to explain causes, dynamic, courses, and resolution of conflicts. It surveys theoretical frameworks from different disciplines. It would ground students the basic concepts of conflict resolution and skills of diagnosing social conflict. A second portion of the class focuses on the practice of conflict resolution and the connection between conflict analysis and intervention. It will investigate the dynamics of conflict transformation, post-conflict peace-building and reconciliation. This course will include a blend of lectures, class discussions, individual and group exercises, and simulation role plays.