09:00 AM to 11:40 AM F
Mason Korea (119 Songdomunhwa-ro, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, Korea) G302
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Section Information for Spring 2023
Welcome to Mason Korea and CONF 340! This is a Mason Core Course and satisfies the Global Understanding requirement.
After the end of the Cold War, many scholars believed that there would no longer be large international or global conflicts. However, this seems not to be the case.
CONF 340 covers complex conflicts at a global level, introducing and reviewing macro conflict resolution theories on international and global violence and conflict. To do so, we will be drawing on literature from a variety of disciplines including international relations, political science, intercultural communication, and conflict resolution. The course will look at the impact of globalization and structures, and under what conditions globalization processes may promote peace or may cause or exacerbate old conflicts and lead to the emergence of new ones. Finally, this course will develop your ability to explore and compare the different methods of understanding and more effectively responding to violent conflicts through prevention, management, settlement, transformation, and/or resolution while evaluating peacebuilding opportunities.
CONF 340, like the CAR field, will be examined through the integrated lenses of theory, research, and practice (also known as intervention). This interactive course will use seminar-style discussions of the readings and include group projects, presentations, movies, and games.
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