New Zealand is becoming known as a peace mediator. In 2014, New Zealand was rated as number four on the peace-index, and we have participated in many peacekeeping operations with the United Nations. In this major you explore conflict resolution at an interpersonal, community, organisational, state and global/international level.
This holistic and integrated approach will give you a solid base for a wide range of roles that include conflict resolution. You identify causes of conflict, and develop practical negotiation, mediation and facilitation skills.
Papers draw on multidisciplinary perspectives to conflict and conflict resolution, and include a range of examples including the Treaty of Waitangi. You learn through case studies and a close examination of contemporary conflicts.
Our passionate lecturers draw from international experiences and include best practice models. We often invite guest speakers who share their views on a range of current issues and approaches.
Career opportunities exist within organisations such as:
The content for this major is drawn from the disciplines of psychology, political studies and sociology.
The goal of the Conflict Resolution major is to:
For a list of core papers see the Bachelor of Arts overview.
Aspects covered in the major:
Conflict Resolution papers
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
CRIM782 Understanding Restorative Justice
POLS781 International Relations
CONF780 Negotiation and Mediation
Some of the organisations where students have participated in work experience include:
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