Introduction to Conflict Management
Nelson Mandela University
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Area of Study
Peace and Conflict Studies, Political Science
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Host University Units6
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits0
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units0
Hours & Credits
This module will provide students with an overview and basic understanding of the role of conflict in society, the most important scholarly approaches and theories, and a general overview of the negotiation process.
On completion of this module, the student will:
-view conflict from a new perspective on its social utility;
-be familiar with the various scholarly explanations of social conflict;
-be familiar with the different types of conflict that operate in society;
-have an understanding of the various manifestations of conflict in political context, and the specific strategies commonly used to combat these;
-be familiar with the variety of conflict management strategies available;
-demonstrate an understanding of the main negotiation strategies.
The Nature of Social Conflict.
Conflict in the Social Sciences:
Bases of Social Conflict.
Introduction to Conflict Management.
Negotiation, facilitation and mediation.
Macro-Political Conflict Management:
-Politically Marginalised groups.
1 x 2-hour examination, 50% class mark + 50% examination mark.