ARCH41030 Conflict Resolution & Heritage

Academic Year 2022/2023

The course comprises of lectures and skills training which are centred upon the theoretical basis of mediation and includes an analysis of conflict theory and approaches to conflict resolution. The course is aimed at students who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in the area of conflict resolution. The lectures are structured around theoretical presentations and skills development with a particular focus on heritage disputes 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 conflict theory and the fundamental approaches to resolving conflict. 2) Demonstrate their understanding for the theory and process of mediation and how mediation can be used positively in forums where stakeholders have conflicting interests. 3) Display their understanding and ability to use communication and mediation skills. 4) Identify how the process of mediation can include diverse interests and manage complex issues that present within heritage disputes. 5) Assess how a consensus building process can contribute to resolving complex, multi-party disputes.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Small Group


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




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: Role play Week 12 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?

UCD School of Archaeology use standard feedback sheets for all modules. Your feedback is provided on this form - the form 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