In this module you will learn when which kind of peace is possible, which role local circumstances play for conflicts and why these are sometimes aggravated by external interventions. You'll learn how you can help make peace happen. The module prepares you to work in an international context, e.g. international organizations and (I)NGOs.
You will be introduced to
- Peacebuilding and conflict theories,
- relevant legal principles,
- international institutions and frameworks of international engagement for security and peace,
- Peacemaking, peacekeeping and peacebuilding.
You will study in depth
- human rights and international humanitarian law,
- the basic elements of peace processes,
- informal peace actors and pragmatic approaches to armed violence.
In a practice part you will work in a team on solutions and get to know the daily work of (inter-)national organizations in an excursion.
After completing this module you will be able to:
- describe conflicts in their complexity and in their social and international contexts,
- outline strategies of peacebuilding or conflict transition for application in a specific context,
- analyze diverse influences (gender, identity, religion, climate change, natural resources, etc.) in terms of their relevance,
- take a scientifically sound position on current armed conflicts and ways of dealing with them.
All in all: the ideal prerequisites for a job in an international environment!
As a student of any master’s or diploma programme, you can choose the master’s module as part of your free elective courses. In the following master’s programmes, the module is also incorporated in the curriculum:
- Applied Ethics
- Business Administration
- Early Childhood Education
- English Studies/American Studies
- Environmental Systems Sciences / Climate Change and Transformation Science
- Environmental Systems Sciences / Economics
- Gender Studies
- Global Studies – Specialization: Law and Politics
- Global Studies – Specialization: Economy and Environment
- Global Studies – Specialization: Society and Culture
- Inclusive Education
- Religion Culture Society
- Slavic Languages, Literary and Cultural Studies
- Social Pedagogy
- Sports Science and Kinesiology
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