ARCH41030 Conflict Resolution & Heritage

Academic Year 2023/2024

The course comprises of lectures and skills training which are centred upon the conceptual basis of conflict theory, mediation and approaches to conflict resolution. The course is aimed at students who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding in the fields of contested heritage, conflict analysis, mediation and the role of heritage in conflict resolution processes. The lectures are structured around theoretical presentations and skills development with a particular focus on heritage and conflict resolution.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course students should be able to:
1) Demonstrate their understanding of peace and conflict theory.
2) Demonstrate their conceptual and practical understanding of the theory of conflict analysis and how it can be used positively in forums where stakeholders have conflicting interests.
3) Develop a critical understanding of the relationship between heritage and armed conflict.
4) Deepen their knowledge of approaches to heritage and conflict resolution at the international level.
5) Identify how the process of mediation and acquired skills can address conflict and heritage disputes.
6) Assess how a mediation process can contribute to resolving complex, multi-party disputes.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Small Group


Field Trip/External Visits




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
lectures, discussion, role play, 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Primary degree

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Conflict Resol & Cosv (ZOOL40240)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Mid-term paper Week 7 n/a Graded No


Project: Project work Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Your feedback is provided in written form using rubrics - feedback also contains feed forward details - this will help you think about how you could improve your approach in future assignments.

Name Role
Mr Yaser Alashqar Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 Wed 12:00 - 13:50