Module 3:

Module name

C In-Depth Specialization

Module Contents

Module C “In-Depth Specialization” is structured into workshops and seminars. Workshops bring forward practical training in specific tools for conflict management such as mediation, communication, field access, etc. Seminars break down specific real-world conflicts, providing both analytical and intervention skills for the conflicts addressed.

During the first semester, students participate in three compulsory workshops in order to accumulate the basic practical knowledge for their work. These three compulsory workshops comprise “Mediation”, “Scientific Writing” and “Statistics”.

During the second semester, students participate in one optional seminar and one optional workshop. Students freely single out their optional seminar and workshop out of five different seminars and five different workshops. All seminars and workshops offered during the second semester revolve around specific real-world conflicts and their relation to transformation processes. These optional seminars and workshops are carried out jointly for the students of both the English and the Spanish programmes.

During the third semester, students participate in one optional seminar and one optional workshop. Students freely single out their optional seminar and workshop out of five different seminars and five different workshops. All seminars and workshops offered during the third semester revolve around specific real-world conflicts and their relation to diversity issues. These optional seminars and workshops are carried out jointly for the students of both the English and the Spanish programmes.

Learning objectives

Module C “In-Depth Specialization” carries out an in-depth immersion into specific real-world conflicts, so that students can correlate the knowledge acquired in module A “Social World and Power Relations” and module B “Research, Action and Networking” with them.

Thus, students can critically break down specific real-world conflicts, coalesce with the actors involved in them, and bring about specific solutions for them based on their specific characteristics.

Type and duration of the module sessions

Semester 1: Mediation (two hours), Scientific Writing (two hours) and Statistics (two hours)

Semester 2: One Optional Workshop (two hours) and one Optional Seminar from the specialization area “Conflict and Transformation” (three hours)

Semester 3: One Optional Workshop (two hours) and one Optional Seminar from the specialization area “Conflict and Diversity” (three hours)

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, presentations, group discussions, exercises, participatory analysis, excursions, guided self-learning, independent learning, team teaching, e-learning, role play, livlab, “problem oriented learning”

Examination methods

Every seminar carries out an evaluation consisting of an oral presentation accompanied by its written elaboration. In addition, students must turn out a scientific article (27 000 characters) for their seminars during the second and third semesters. Workshops do not carry out evaluations.

Attendance is obligatory

Conditions for participation

Compliance of the other workshops and seminars of the module

Duration of the module

Module C: 3 semesters

Workshops: 3 semesters

Seminars: 2 semesters

Subsequent modules

A Social World and Power Relations

B Research, Action and Networking

Module focus

Classroom time

Self-learning time

Total

ECTS

Workshops: 5

Seminars: 3

3

7

8

10

Workload

Workshops: 150 hours

Seminars: 90 hours

90 hours

210 hours

240 hours

300 hours

Application deadline 15th of May 2018


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