SPS609 Conflict Resolution and Foreign Policy

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
SPS609 Conflict Resolution and Foreign Policy 3 0 6 Monday 17:00-19:50
Prerequisite None It is a prerequisite to


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Course Objectives This course is designed to introduce graduate students with key knowledge of conflict resolution and foreign policy analysis. The main themes to be dealt with may include: the theory and practice of conflict resolution; the tools of negotiation and facilitation of conflict resolution; history of conflicts and conflict resolution; tools and practical experience in meditation, negotiation and facilitation of conflict resolution; foreign policy-making after WWII in Europe; main approaches and debates on the factors that shapes the process of foreign policy decision-making; of the media, nongovernmental actors, and public opinion on the making of foreign policy; the foreign policies of key great powers; EU’s foreign policy-making institutions and procedures; the ongoing Israel-Palestinian conflict, Syrian conflict and the U.S. presence in the Middle East; the foreign policy of rising powers - Russia, Eu, China, India, and Turkey.
Textbook Oliver Ramsbotham, Tom Woodhouse, Hugh Miall. (ed). (2011). Contemporary Conflict Resolution. Oxford: Polity. GaryT. Furlong. (2010). The Conflict Resolution Toolbox: Models & Maps for Analyzing Diagnosing and Resolving Conflict. Canada: John Wiley & Sons.
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
    Teaching Methods This course employs a range of teaching and learning methods such as lecturing, written assignments, presentations, reading analysis and group debates.
    Week 1 Course Introduction Assigned readings
    Week 2 Theorizing Conflicts and Conflict Resolutions Assigned readings
    Week 3 The Circle of Conflict Model Assigned readings
    Week 4 The Triangle of Satisfaction Assigned readings
    Week 5 The Boundary Model Assigned readings
    Week 6 Interests, Rights and Power Assigned readings
    Week 8 The Dynamics of Trust Assigned readings
    Week 9 The Dimensions of Conflict Assigned readings
    Week 10 The Social Style Model Assigned readings
    Week 11 Moving Beyond the Conflict Assigned readings
    Week 12 Conflict Resolutions: Origins and Foundations Assigned readings
    Week 13 Preventing and Ending Violent Conflict: Peacekeeping Assigned readings
    Week 14 Peace-building, Reconciliation and State Building Assigned readings
    Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
    Final Exam 1 40 1-6
    Semester Evaluation Compenents
    Research paper 1 15 2,3,5
    Midterm Exam 1 20 1,4,5
    Presentation 1 15 2,5
    Participation 1 10 2,5
    ***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
     Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
    Lecture 3 14 42 Home Study 10 6 60
    Assignments 1 8 8 In-Term Study 8 5 40
            Total Workload Hours = 150
    *T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
    Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 06/11/2020
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