Course Catalog


The M.A. Program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution (CONF) is an interdisciplinary program dedicated to improve the understanding and resolution of current, often violent social conflicts. The program combines both micro and macro level analyses that link theory with practice. For this purpose, the program encourages and promotes:

  • Analyses of current and persistent conflict situations with an emphasis on perceptual and cultural aspects of social conflicts.
  • Research in negotiation, third-party intervention, cooperative decision making, interactive conflict resolution, and track-two diplomacy applied to various social contexts.
  • Creative design and implementation of conflict resolution process to policy issues related to disputes in or among identity groups, governments, organizations, civil society or corporations.
  • International organizations, NGO's, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, consulting firms, are potential employers of our graduates.


    Course Category Min. ECTS Credits Min. SU Credits Min. Courses
    Term Project - - 1
    Required Courses - 9 7
    Core Electives - 15 5
    Free Electives - 9 3
    Total 151 33 16


    Term Project

      Course Name ECTS Credits SU Credits Faculty
         CONF 597 Term Project 15 0 FASS

    Required Courses

      Course Name ECTS Credits SU Credits Faculty
         CONF 501 Introduction to Conflict Analysis and Resolution 10 3 FASS
         CONF 512 Research Methods 10 3 FASS
         CONF 531 Conflict Resolution Practice 10 3 FASS
         CONF 590 Internship 5 0 FASS
         GR 501S Academic Practices and Development 7 0 FASS
         GR 502S Academic Practices and Development 2 7 0 FASS
         GR 555S Academic Writing for Graduate Students 7 0 FASS

    Core Electives

    Minimum 15 SU credits from the pool below

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    Free Electives

    Maximum 9 SU credits from FASS and FMAN graduate courses by advisor's approval

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    **Courses in more than one areas are listed in the area according to order of appearence in Summary of Degree Requirements list. That is, if a course is both area elective and core elective,then it is listed in core elective courses list.

    ***Undergraduate courses are not listed in graduate area requirements even if they are among them.

    ****Since graduation requirements may change dependent to the enrollment year to the University, we advise our students who enrolled at SU in previous years and still continue their education, to track their graduation requirements completion via Information System - Degree Evaluation.