BACHELOR OF PEACE, SECURITY AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
About This Course
Philosophy of the Programme
The field of peace, security and conflict management is a fast evolving multidisciplinary area that cuts across international relations, technology, gender, human rights, economics, sociology, psychology, politics and communication. The mainstay of this programme is the need for sustainable peace and development orchestrated by the absence of innovative and responsive peace managers, weak peacebuilding structures, climate change, violation of human rights and protracted conflicts and violence of diverse scales and proportions. The program aspires to continuously respond to current and emerging issues in the field peace, security and conflict management through a multidisciplinary and integrated approaches. The dynamic approaches shall hybridize science and indigenous knowledge to produce future peace icons and peace setters with passion and competencies for equitable distribution of resources and power, protection of human life and environment, preservation of cultural heritage and socio-economic reconstructions.
Goal of the Programme
The programme inspires a dynamic approach that hybridizes science and indigenous knowledge to produce innovative and dynamic future peace icons and peace setters with passion and competencies for equitable distribution of resources and power, protection of human life and environment, preservation of cultural heritage and socio-economic reconstructions.
Expected Learning Outcomes of the programme
By the end of the programme, the learner should be able to:
- Apply theories and concepts of peace, security and conflict management.
- Analyse the role, causes and impacts of conflict, war and insecurity on socio-economic, political and physical environment
- Apply relevant strategies and technologies for sustainable peacebuilding, security and conflict management.
- Relate conflict transformation and development in fragile contexts.
- Investigate, analyze data and write a concise research and field report.
- Analyse contemporary and emerging issues on peace, security and conflict.
Mode of Delivery of the Programme
The modes of delivery of the programme shall be face-to-face and ODEL.
- Face-to-Face Mode
The face-to-face mode will include lectures, seminars, group discussions, and other experiential learning methods.
- ODeL Mode
The ODEL mode will involve various media of delivery, such as: Written self-instructional study modules issued at registration time, study course materials like booklets, relevant literature – interactive devices and self-tests, tutorials, mediated technical learning materials, for example, audio visual, e-learning materials, limited face-to-face sessions to provide overview of the course at commencement of semester, mid-semester and revision period before examinations. Access to information through computers at the resource centres and use of library resources.
Blended learning will involve: Classroom-based activities; Online learning materials; Independent study using materials provided by the instructor; and flipped learning where learners watch videos, listen to audio recordings, read books or worksheets then come to class for interactive face-to-face sessions in the seminar room or lecture theatre.
Academic Regulations for the Programme
- Admission Requirements for the Programme
To be admitted into the programme, a candidate must satisfy the minimum university entry requirements for undergraduate programmes. In addition, candidates must satisfy the following minimum admission requirements or an equivalent qualification recognized by Garissa University senate:
- KCSE: A holder of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a minimum aggregate performance of C+.
- A-Level: A holder of Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE) with 2 principal passes.
- Certificate holders: Candidates who hold a Certificate and a Diploma from institutions recognized by the University Senate.
- Diploma holders: Candidates who had obtained a mean grade of C- at KCSE and are holders of Diploma from an institution recognized by the University Senate.
- Bachelor’s Degree: A holder of a Bachelor’s degree from an institution recognized by the University Senate.
- Regulations on Credit Transfer in a programme
The following regulations on credit transfer shall apply:
- Credit transfers shall only be accepted from CUE accredited institutions and programmes and from a similar or closely related programme to Bachelor of Peace, Security and Conflict Management Studies.
- Credit transfer will be applicable only to courses where the candidate scored a B
grade and above or its equivalent in course work.
- The courses affected must be similar in content to those being offered at Garissa University.
- Credit transfers shall be applicable up to a maximum of 49% of the core course units for similar programmes at the same level and the rest of units must be taken at the university they intend graduate from.
- Credit transfer shall not be applicable to industrial attachment or research proposals/research projects.
- The student must undertake all third year and fourth year courses in the university he or she intends to graduate from.
- Where a student is to transfer a course with a pre-requisite, such a pre-requisite must have been covered at the university where the student is transferring from.
The student records will officially be communicated between the universities.