Kroc School Learning Outcomes

MA in Peace and Justice Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcome 1: Knowledge
Students will develop knowledge of the roots and drivers of violence, oppression, and injustice, together with peacebuilding strategies and skills to address them.

Learning Outcome 2: Diverse Perspectives
Students will be able to appreciate and evaluate diverse points of view, conflicting positions, and varying belief systems and philosophical convictions.

Learning Outcome 3: Critical Inquiry
Students will be able to engage in critical inquiry, analyzing, evaluating, and synthesizing concepts, ideas, policies, frameworks, and strategies of peace and justice.

Learning Outcome 4: Applied Learning
Students will integrate theory and practice through the application of skills relevant to a range of peace and justice professions.

Learning Outcome 5: Communication
Students will become effective communicators, presenting ideas orally and in writing, individually and in teams.

Learning Outcome 6: Ethical Reasoning
Students will demonstrate moral and ethical awareness to address complex social problems and build positive peace.

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MA in Social Innovation Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcome 1: Knowledge
Students will gain knowledge needed to frame, interpret and solve complex social issues, through innovative, effective solutions.

Learning Outcome 2: Diverse Perspectives
Students will develop tools such as information literacy, problem framing, multi-perspective and systemic thinking for identifying, analyzing, and addressing social issues in a variety of contexts.

Learning Outcome 3: Critical Inquiry
Students will integrate knowledge and skills to ideate and design sustainable, innovative solutions to social issues across multiple contexts using trans-disciplinary frameworks.

Learning Outcome 4: Applied Learning
Students will be able to communicate effectively through teamwork as well as in presenting ideas orally and in writing to peers and external audiences.

Learning Outcome 5: Communication
Students will be able to communicate effectively through teamwork as well as in presenting ideas orally and in writing to peers and external audiences

Learning Outcome 6: Ethical Reasoning
Students will enhance their ethical awareness in efforts to produce positive social change by learning more about themselves, and in their relation to others.

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MS in Conflict Management and Resolution Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcome 1: Knowledge
Students will develop and apply the knowledge and skills required to resolve and manage conflict in a broad range of settings.

Learning Outcome 2: Diverse Perspectives
Students will be able to apply environmental, social, and cultural lenses to conflict management and resolution in order to understand the complex and varying needs of people from different backgrounds and perspectives.

Learning Outcome 3: Critical Inquiry
Students will be able to analyze and research conflicts ethically and impartially, while effectively engaging with complex and competing narratives.

Learning Outcome 4: Applied Learning
Students will be able to apply interdisciplinary skills to address and transform a variety of different types of conflicts in local, national, and international situations.

Learning Outcome 5: Communication
Students will be able to communicate effectively in different and challenging contexts, clearly communicating their knowledge while incorporating conflict management and resolution techniques.

Learning Outcome 6: Ethical Reasoning
Students will be able to apply ethical reasoning to analyze the causes and drivers of conflict, and assess the potential impact of diverse resolution and management approaches.

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2020-2021 Version