Courses Catalogue

Disaster And Conflict Management

COURSE CODE: PCS 7104
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Master of arts in development studies
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

The course covers conflict analysis and theoretical understanding of conflict transformation; mapping conflicts; perceptions and attitudes; conflict behaviour, cooperation/coercion; the root causes and types of conflicts; the reasons for analyzing conflict; analysis as an intervention as well as a preparation for action. It also covers the dynamics, relationships and issues of a particular situation; critical methodologies relating to conflict analysis; practical tools and techniques for analyzing particular circumstances and how they affect development. 

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course unit students should be able to;

  • Explain theoretical perspectives on conflict and conflict processes and to reflect on how these relate to development practice 
  • Discuss the processes of conflict analysis, transformation and the contexts within which these process occur 
  • Explain factors influencing conflict and conflict transformation processes for positive development