sap course 1429474847

Course Code & Number:

PSIR 392

Course Title:

Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

Level of Course:

BS

Credits:

(3+0+0) 3 TEDU Credits, 6 ECTS Credits

Catalog Description:

Main approaches, theories and models on peace and conflict.

Pre-requisites & Co-requisites:

Pre-requisites: NONE
Co-requisites: NONE
Year of Study: 
Junior
Semester: 
Spring
Mode of Delivery: 
Face-to-face
Language of Instruction: 
English
Course Type: 
Elective
Required Reading: 
1. Oliver P. Richmond, Peace and International Relations (Routledge, 2008).
Course Objective: 

The aim of this course is to familiarize the students with the main theories about peace and conflict and to develop participants’ ability to see how different theories and explanatory factors at different levels can be combined in an analysis of conflict and peace.

Extended Description: 

Introduction. Peace studies. Theoretical background of peace. Democratic peace. Peace education. Non-violence and pacifism. Peace language –Language of peace. Types of conflict –Tangible conflicts. Types of conflict – Intangible conflicts. Difficulties of conflict resolution. Mediation. Intervention.

Learning Outcomes: 

Upon succesful completion of this course, a student will be able to
1. Describe the meaning of peace
2. Illustrate the meaning of conflict
3. Compare theories dealing with peace and conflict resolution
4. Explain tangible conflicts 
5. Recite intangible conflicts
6. Demonstrate the importance of language and education for peace

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods: 
Telling/Explaining
Discussion/Debate
Questioning
Reading
Inquiry
Case Study/Scenarion Analysis
Video Presentations
Oral Presentation
Guest Speakers
Web Searching
Assessment Methods and Criteria: 
Test / Exam
Quiz/Homework
Written Project
Presentation (Oral/Poster)

Student Workload:

Quizzes /Homeworks
32
hrs
Midterm Exam 1
16
hrs
Final Exam
16
hrs
Research Review
16
hrs
Case Study Analysis
16
hrs

Prepared By:

Aylin Özman

Revised By:

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