Courses Catalogue

Conflict Resolution & Peace Building

COURSE CODE: DVS3202
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 0
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Social Work And Social Administration, Bachelor
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

Conceptualizing the two realities (Conflict and Peace)(3CH)

Introduction

  • Key definitions
  • Addressing conflicts
  • New and Continuing Security threats
  • Deferring approaches: to manage, resolve and transform conflicts
  • Theories about the causes of conflicts
  • Violence is more than behavior : It also involves context and attitude
  • Test questions.

Peace as a process (5CH)

Introduction

  • What is peace building
  • Key definitions
  • Violence and non / violence as ways of bringing about change
  • Test questions

Peace Keeping (6CH)

  • Reasons for interventions
  • Actors in peace keeping
  • Approaches
  • Obstacles
  • Test questions

Post conflict countries

  • Introduction
  • Common features
  • Phases of the peace process
  • The elements of the peace process
  • Post conflict transition assistance
  • Test questions

Early Warning System on Conflict situations (15CH)

  • What is Early Warning?
  • Reasons for early warning
  • The effectiveness of Early Warning in Conflict Management- The case of Rwanda
  • The African Networks for Early Warning
  • Ten facts about conflicts
  • Multi – Track diplomacy
  • Eleven types of Multi – Track Diplomacy
  • Methods and Tools for pursuing peace
  • Test questions.

African Women’s Peace initiatives (12CH)

Introduction

  • Highlight on gender
  • The best practices
  • Limitations of women’s Peace Initiatives
  • Opportunities in Women’s peace initiatives
  • Test questions.
  • Humanitarian Crisis in African (The Case of Darfur of Sudan and Northern Uganda)
  • Causes of the crises
  • Actors in addressing the crises
  • Key obstacles
  • The future of Humanitarianism in Africa
  • Test questions

Key issues for discussion (9CH)

  • Relationship  between power and conflict
  • Culture and Identify and Conflict
  • Gender and Conflict
  • Right and Conflicts
  • International cooperation in peace and conflict issues
  • The United Nations Millennium Development Goals and Conflict

MODE OF DELIVERY

  • Lectures
  • Practical assignments
  • Field trips
  • Documentaries

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND / OR EQUIPMENT

  • Whiteboard and Markers
  • Flip Charts
  • LCD Projectors
  • CDs, DVDs and Types