Peace and Conflict Resolution

ISA Meknes Study Center

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Peace and Conflict Resolution

  • Host University

    ISA Meknes Study Center

  • Location

    Meknes, Morocco

  • Area of Study

    African Studies, Government, History, International Affairs, International Relations, International Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Moroccan Culture, Multicultural Studies, Peace and Conflict, Political Science, Public Policy Studies, Religion

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations.

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

    45
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    Course Description: 
    The course seeks to accomplish the following: • Provide an overview of the theories, principles and tools used in the field of peace and conflict resolution; • Acquire an understanding of the nature, dynamics, and intractability aspects of contemporary world conflicts; • Develop skills necessary to confront the challenges of conflict and peace building situations across cultures;  • Apply, through role play and simulation, various negotiating techniques and strategies to deal with, manage, and attempt to resolve some of the most intractable conflicts of our time. 

     

    Course Objectives:

    • Provide an overview of the theories, principles, and tools in the field of peace and conflict resolution;
    • Acquire an understanding of the nature, dynamics, and intractable aspects of contemporary world conflicts;
    • Build capacity and develop skills to confront the challenges of conflict and peace-building situations across cultures;
    • Apply, through role play and simulation, various negotiating techniques and strategies to deal with, manage, and attempt to resolve some of the most intractable conflicts of our time

     

    Simulation Case Study: 
    After a student chooses a role (disputant, negotiator, mediator, etc.) in the conflict under study, he/she will proceed to identify the relevant actors and stakeholders involved, trace the origins, development, dynamics and transformation of the conflict. From the many approaches available to the practitioner of conflict resolution, and taking into account the theories, principles and strategies discussed in class, the students will choose the most effective method of bringing the conflict to a mutually acceptable resolution.  At the end of the term, the students will proceed to simulate a conflict resolution session and collectively draft a report with the appropriate resolution and recommendations

     

    For a full course syllabus, please contact the ISA Meknes Site Specialist.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.