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PCS 901: RESEARCH DESIGN IN PEACE & CONFLICT STUDIES

OUTCOMES

CONTENTS

STUDENTS SHOULD  BE ABLE TO

       APPLY PCS RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

       TO DISCUSS DIFFERENT MODELS OF PCS RESEARCH

       IDENTIFY WAYS TO IMPROVE RESEARCH ON PCS RELATED ISSUES

 

       UNDERSTANDING PCS RESEARCH METHODS

       CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF PCS RESEARCH

       UNDERSTANDING COMPARATIVE METHODS OF PCS RESEARCH

       PRACTICING QUANTITATIVE & QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS

 

PCS 902: CONTEMPORARY PEACE & CONFLICT STUDIES

STUDENTS SHOULD  BE ABLE TO

       EXPLAIN FACTORS SHAPING HUMAN CONFLICT, INCLUDING PSYCHO-SOCIAL, CULTURAL, POLITICAL, ECONOMIC, BIOLOGICAL, RELIGIOUS & HISTORICAL DRIVERS

       ANALYZE SPECIFIC CASES OF CONFLICT, INCLUDING UNDERSTANDING OF INTERPERSONAL, INTER-GROUP, INTER-STATE, AND INTERNATIONAL DISPUTES

       PEACE STUDIES AS A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY PROJECT

       PEACE BY PEACEFUL CONFLICT RESOLUTION

       NEGOTIATION & INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT

       MEDIATION

       PEACE STUDIES & PEACE POLITICS

       DISARMAMENT& SURVIVAL

       NON-VIOLENCE: MORE THAN THE ABSENCE OF WAR

       HUMAN RIGHTS & PEACE

       GENDER & PEACE

       PEACE BUSINESS

       PEACE JOURNALISM

       PEACE PSYCHOLOGY

       PEACE THROUGH ART AND CULTURE

       PEACE THROUGH HEALTH

       ENVIRONMENTAL SECURITY & PEACE

       PEACE EDUCATION

PCS 903: THEORIES OF PEACE & CONFLICT

STUDENT SHOULD BE ABLE TO

       ANALYZE DEFINITIONS OF VIOLENCE, PEACE, PEACE-BUILDING & CONFLICT

       APPLY THEORIES OF PEACE & CONFLICT IN CHOSEN CONTEXTS

       HISTORY OF PEACE THINKING, MEANING OF PEACE

       THEORIES OF JOHAN GALTUNG: STRUCTURAL VIOLENCE & CONFLICTS IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH

       SPECIAL THEORIES OF PEACE: DEMOCRATIC PEACE ETC

       CONFLICT RESOLUTION THROUGH COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT – MODEL OF CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT (CIDCM), UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, USA

PCS 904: CONFLICT & CONFLICT RESOLUTION

STUDENTS SHOULD BE ABLE TO

       DEMONSTRATE KNOWLEDGE OF THE COMPLEX & INTERCONNECTED NATURE OF THE CHALLENGES TO PEACE & CONFLICT RESOLUTION

       EXPLAIN KEY CONTESTED CONCEPTS RELEVANT TO THE AREA OF PCS

       ANALYZE COMPLEX CONFLICT SCENARIOS IN A METHODOLOGICAL SOUND AND RIGOROUS FASHION USING VARIATIONS OF CONFLICT ANALYSIS TOOLS

       DISCUSS AND APPLY CONFLICT RESOLUTION THEORIES

       CORE CONCEPTS IN CONFLICT ANALYSIS

       CHALLENGES IN OPERATIONLIZING KEY CONCEPTS IN CONFLICT RESOLUTION THEORY IN INTERNATIONAL AND SUB-NATIONAL CONFLICTS

       IDENTITY CONFLICTS: MODELS OF DYNAMICS AND EARLY WARNING

       FOUNDATIONS OF CONFLICT THEORY

       CONFLICT RESOLUTION: THE MISSING LINKS BETWEEN LIBERAL INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS THEORY & REALISTIC PRACTICE

       UNDERSTANDING CONFLICT-DEVELOPMENT NEXUS & THE CONTRIBUTION OF DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION TO PEACE-BUILDING

       EVOLUTION OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION & PEACE-BUILDING

       INTERACTIVE CONFLICT RESOLUTION: DIALOGUE, CONFLICT ANALYSIS & PROBLEM SOLVING

PCS 911: REGIONALISM & REGIONAL SECURITY IN SOUTH ASIA

STUDENTS SHOULD BE ABLE TO  

       DEMONSTRATE THEORATICAL AND PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE OF REGIONALISM AND REGIONAL SECURITY

       DEVELOP AN ASSESSMENT OF CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES OF VARIOUS SECURITY PROBLEMS IN SOUTH ASIA

       CRITICALLY EVALUATE THE WORK OF SAARC IN BOTH TRADITIONAL AND NON-TRADITIONAL SECURITY AREAS

       COMPARE SAARC WITH ASEAN & OTHER REGIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

 

       THEORIES OF REGIONALISM AND REGIONAL SECURITY

       TRADITIONAL SECURITY: INTER-STATE CONFLICTS AND SAARC; SECURITY CHALLENGES IN SOUTH ASIA

       EVOLUTION OF REGIONALISM IN SOUTH ASIA

       SAARC SINCE 1985

       NON-TRADITIONAL SECURITY ISSUES WITH FOCUS ON SAARC: ECONOMIC SECURITY/DEVELOPMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL SECURITY (CLIMATE CHANGE, NATURAL DISASTERS, WATER SECURITY, AND FORESTRY), HEALTH SECURITY ETC

       SAARC AND COOPERATION IN SECURITY MATTERS LIKE TERRORISM, DRUG SMUGGLING AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING

       OPPORTUNITIES FOR SAARC

       LESSONS FROM OTHERS: SAARC vs. ASEAN

PCS 912: PEACE, ARMS CONTROL & DISARMAMENT

STUDENTS SHOULD BE ABLE TO

       DEMONSTRATE THE KNOWLEDGE OF CONCEPTS, DEFINITIONS & OBJECTIVES UNDERPINNING THE INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL PROCESSES ON ARMS LIMITATION & ANALYZE DISARMAMENT PROCESSES AND THEIR EFFECTS ON INTERNATIONAL PEACE & SECURITY

       EXPLAIN THE CONTEMPORARY TRENDS IN ARMS CONTROL, DISARMAMENT, INTERNATIONAL PEACE AND SECURITY

 

       CENTRAL IDEAS UNDERPINNING THE DEBATE ON ARMS CONTROL, DISARMAMENT, INTERNATIONAL PEACE & SECURITY

       THEORY & PRACTICE OF ARMS CONTROL & DISARMAMENT IN THE PERIOD 1918-1990

       IMPACT OF THE END OF THE COLD WAR ON ARMS CONTROL & DISARMAMENT DEBATE AND THE  INTERNATIONAL SECURITY & STABILITY

       REGIONALISM VS GLOBALISM WITH REFERENCE TO THE ARMS CONTROL & DISARMAMENT DEBATE IN REGIONAL  CONTEXTS SUCH AS THE MIDDLE EAST, SOUTH ASIA AND NORTHEAST ASIA

PCS 913: PAKISTAN: NATION, STATE & SECURITY

STUDENTS SHOULD BE ABLE TO

       DEMONSTRATE COMPREHENSIVE CONCEPTUAL & THEORETECIAL KNOWLEDGE OF NATIONAL SECURITY AND NATION-STATE BUILDING PROCESSES

       ANALYZE THE APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE RELATING TO FACTORS AFFECTING NATIONAL SECURITY OF PAKISTAN

       EXPLAIN SECURITY ISSUES OF PAKISTAN, IN THE REGIONAL & GLOBAL CONTEXT

 

       WAYS AND MEANS TO ENSURE NATIONAL SECURITY: HUMAN SECURITY & FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHTS;  CIVIL-MILITARY RELATIONS;  RELATIONS & COORDINATION BETWEEN SECURITY FORCES; CIVILIAN SUPREMACY; INTELLIGENCE & COUNTER-INTELLIGENCE; EXTERNAL THREATS; INTERNAL THREATS WITH A FOCUS ON MAINTENANCE OF PEACE, LAW & ORDER, PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY; SECURITY RELATED TO LEGAL FRAMEWORKS; NATIONAL, REGIONAL AND GLOBAL

       TERRORISM: TERRORISM & COUNTER-TERRORISM; INSURGENCY & COUNTER-INSURGENCY; PROPAGANDA & COUNTER-PROPAGANDA;  RADICALIZATION & DE-RADICALIZATION

       CASE STUDIES WITH REFERENCE TO NATIONAL SECURITY:

      SRI LANKA & NORTHEAST INDIA (ETHNIC CONFLICT & SEPARATISM)

      RWANDA & KOSOVO (ETHNIC CLEANSING)

      COLOMBIA (NARCO-TERRORISM)

       NORTHERN IRELAND (URBAN TERRORISM)

      AL-QAIDA (INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM)

       POST-CONFLICT SITUATIONS: REFUGEES & IDPs; DISARMAMENT, DEMOBILIZATION & RE-INTEGRATION; VICTIMS OF CONFLICTS & THEIR NEEDS

       NATIONAL SECURITY – PAKISTANI CONTEXT: PAKISTAN’S SECURITY PROBLEMS; FORMULATION OF NATIONAL SECURITY POLICY IN THE REGIONAL & INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT

PCS 920: CONFLICT, PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT

STUDENTS SHOULD BE ABLE TO

       EXPLAIN CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES OF CONTEMPORARY CONFLICTS & SECURITY CHALLENGES

       ANALYZE LINKAGES BETWEEN CONFLICTS, PEACE & DEVELOPMENT

       EXPLAIN THEORETICAL BASES OF VARIOUS CONCEPTS OF SECURITY

       ASSESS ISSUES RELATING TO PEACE, SECURITY & DEVELOPMENT, SUCH AS INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, INTERNATIONAL AID, COUNTER-TERRORISM ETC

 

       CONTEMPORARY CONFLICTS & SECURITY CHALLENGES

       SECURITY & DEVELOPMENT

       INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: SECURITY, CONFLICT, AND PEACE

       COMPARATIVE CIVIL WARS

       ISLAMIC PERSPECTIVES OF PEACE

       COUNTER-TERRORISM

       CONFLICTS & INTERNATIONAL POLITICS

       INTERNATIONAL SECURITY VS. INTERNATIONAL AID

       PEACE & DEVELOPMENT

PCS 921: PEACE, MULTILATERALISM AND THE UN

STUDENTS SHOULD BE ABLE TO

       DEMONSTRATE KNOWLEDGE OF MULTILATERALISM AND THE UN SYSTEM

       ANALYZE MAJOR INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGES LIKE ARMED CONFLICT, HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS, CLIMATE CHANGE, BARRIERS TO FREE TRADE, UNDER-DEVELOPMENT, LACK OF ACCESS TO TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

 

       THE UN SYSTEM, UN CHARTER & UN PRINCIPAL ORGANS

       UN SECURITY COUNCIL: POWERS & LIMITATIONS

       INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE (ICJ)

       ENVIRONMENT (UNEP, UNDP, WB)

       ENVIRONMENTAL SECURITY (WMO, ISDR, HABITAT)

       CLIMATE CHANGE (UNFCCC, WMO)

       PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS. PEACE BUILDING MECHANISMS

       HUMAN RIGHTS MECHANISMS

       INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL TRIBUNALS (ICTs)

       INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION & DEVELOPMENT (UNDP, WORLD BANK)

       TRADE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO) & UN CONFERENCE ON TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT (UNCTAD)

       GLOBAL HEALTH (WHO)

       SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (UNESCO)

       FOOD & AGRICULTURE (FAO, IFAD)