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Peace and Conflict Studies; The Foundation Course

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"Peace and Conflict Studies; The Foundation Course"
Professors: Dr. Amr Abdalla and Dr. Victoria Fontan
Starting date: 7 February 2011
Closing date: 17 April 2011
The course can be taken for 3 academic credits: Duration: 10 weeks
Price: For credit US$950 Non-credit US$750 (Plus additional bank charges)
Type of payment: By Credit Card, Wire Transfer, Certified Checks, or Cash Payment
There is no financial assistance for this course

The University for Peace Foundation Course in Peace and Conflict Studies is designed to engage course takers in an examination of the major contemporary challenges to peace, sources of conflict and violence, and several key nonviolent mechanisms for conflict transformation and prevention. The course is designed to provide a common foundation for UPEACE studentsfrom all of the different M.A. programs (as its name suggests). During the course, an understanding of the complex and interconnected challenges to peace will be developed, as will an understanding of the need for multi-faceted approaches to meeting these challenges. Course takers will also engage critically with theories of conflict, and will develop their understanding of the theoretical resources available in the area of conflict studies. An important aspect of the course will also be the introduction to skills integral to the field of peace and conflict studies and to the UPeace pedagogy at large. These include non-violent communication, appreciative enquiry and dialogue.
Offered for non credits and for 3 UPEACE academic credits, which are recognized:
�ۢ in any of the face-to-face UPEACE MA Programmes
�ۢ in the upcoming Executive MA Programme in Peace and Conflict
�ۢ can also be transferred to another institution
Participants completing the course will receive a UPEACE "Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies."
To take online courses at UPEACE you must have access to a computer with an Internet connection and an email account. A broadband Internet connection is preferred.
�ۢ An Undergraduate degree (BA, BS or similar) from an accredited college or university;
�ۢ An excellent academic record;
�ۢ A demonstrated commitment to working for a positive social change;
�ۢ Working experience, some experience in a related field is a plus;
�ۢ A background in international studies, cross-cultural experience, or the like, is highly desirable;
�ۢ Fluency in English, both written and spoken.