PEAC528 Resolution or Transformation of Conflict

Updated: 19 March 2018
Credit Points 6
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 3 Online
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions PEAC328 or PEAC428 or PEAC429 or PDPS429
Notes None
Combined Units PEAC328 - Resolution or Transformation of Conflict
Coordinator(s) Bert Jenkins (
Unit Description

The unit deals with the dynamics of conflict. It begins with conflict analysis and description and proceeds to examine the prospects of how to end conflicts. It covers the roles of third parties brought into conflict situations to manage and/or resolve conflicts or set up dialogue processes. The principals of peacemaking are applied in the unit to resolve or transform conflict at both the macro and micro levels, including interpersonal, inter-group and intra-national conflicts, and also international conflicts. Students engage in developing strategies and skills for managing, resolving or transforming conflict in the process of designing constructive change processes.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. critically analyse the processes of peacemaking at a group level, and be able to analyse and map conflict;
  2. independently and with expert judgement apply conflict analysis to the processes of peacemaking in different contexts including: intra-national, international and cross cultural contexts;
  3. apply an advanced body of knowledge to the design and implementation of dialogue processes and/or third party mediation processes and develop an equitable settlement that is likely to be acceptable to the parties in the conflict;
  4. critically analyse and reflect on potential barriers to successful peacemaking; and
  5. interpret and communicate the essential elements of a peace process designed to address and overcome the main barriers to peacemaking to specialist and non specialist audiences.