The conflict series is an open, self-paced course meant to provide an introduction to conflict studies and more advanced courses in conflictology.
The first of a series of three, this short course explores the meaning of conflict. Drawing upon different definitions and tools, its goal is to create a basic baggage of knowledge, which can then be expanded in further courses in conflict analysis and resolution.
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- Provide a definition of the meaning of conflict;
- Describe the sources, complexity, evolution and actors of conflict.
Content and structure
The course is composed of six sections:
Section 1: Kilmann conflict character type test
Section 2: What is the meaning of conflict?
Section 3: What are the sources of conflict?
Section 4: The complexity of conflict
Section 5: Evolution of conflict
Section 6: Actors in conflict
The average work time is estimated at 4 hours.
The course is a self-guided, self-paced, web-based course that is on-going and can be accessed at any time. The material is presented in an interactive visual and text format with web-based reference resources. Multiple choice quizzes at the end of each lesson serve a dual function of assessing and evaluating the students’ understanding and retention and provide a further didactic function by reviewing the content.