This course constitutes an introduction to international conflict management for undergraduate students who expect to be involved in domestic and international conflict, as police, gendarmes, or military leaders, or in government or non-governmental organizations.
There is more material attached to this course than can be covered in a normal one-semester course (40 contact hours, 120 study hours), so students will select and direct their own learning based on their prior knowledge and interests. Learning objectives are flexible, and individual learning goals can be set within the framework of the course.
On completion of this week, students will
Students will provide 60 second summaries of assigned readings at the beginning of the class.
The principle of learner-centered teaching means that our course will take shape based on what you already know coming into the class, how you organize that knowledge, and what you are motivated to learn. The texts and materials available for this course exceed the time available for reading and class discussion by several orders of magnitude, so what we spend our time focused on will be largely directed by you. You need to develop an awareness of the scope and content of the course quickly in order to make informed decisions about how you will spend your time and where you will focus.