Study conflict resolution and learn to identify causes of conflict, and develop practical negotiation, mediation and facilitation skills.
Conflict resolution is an essential skill for many fields. Wherever there are people, companies or states, there are differences. Conflict resolution explores how to overcome these differences and reach a peaceful settlement at an interpersonal, community, organisational and international level.
You learn through case studies, role play scenarios and visits from guest speakers who share their views on current issues and approaches. Our passionate lecturers draw from international experiences and include best practice models.
This is part of the Bachelor of Arts.
Papers cover multidisciplinary perspectives on conflict resolution and a wide range of examples including the Treaty of Waitangi. This major draws on the disciplines of psychology, political studies and sociology.
You identify causes of conflict (systemic, structural, inter-personal), explore different approaches to conflict resolution, develop a basic understanding of human rights, and gain practical skills of conflict negotiation, mediation and facilitation.
All students in the Bachelor of Arts complete core papers. In this major, you study:
Papers you could take over your three years of study include:
PSYC580 Introduction to Psychology A
SOSC582 Social Thinking
SOSC583 Social Institutions
PHIL680 Ethics and Society
CONF681 Conflict Resolution and Human Rights
HIST690 Te Tiriti O Waitangi: The Treaty of Waitangi
CONF680 Principles of Conflict Resolution
POLS681 War and Peace
SOSC780 Multicultural Communities
SOSC787 Diversity, Power and Discrimination
CRIM782 Understanding Restorative Justice
POLS781 International Relations
CONF780 Negotiation and Mediation
Workplace experience (Work Integrated Learning) is the final part of your degree and takes a full semester. This is a supervised work placement related to your major(s), for an organisation of your choice.
Recent placements included:
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