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Faculty of Arts & Humanities



Faculty of Arts & Humanities

 

Peace Studies via distance learning

Specialist - Expert Diploma - Peace Studies Online via distance learning
Bachelor's Degree - Peace Studies Online via distance learning
Master's Degree - Peace Studies Online via distance learning
Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Peace Studies Online via distance learning

 

This program examines the fundamental questions in peace studies from various perspectives. What do we mean by peace? How do we understand violence, conflict, security, development, sustainability, democracy, equality and justice? What human values are involved in peaceful and conflicting cultures? What are the practical means of building peaceful relationships? What are the key challenges and the peaceful alternatives facing humanity now and in the future? There is no single response to these questions mainly because of the wide range of human peace- and conflict experience, and the complexity of interactions from the local to the global.

 

Academic Supervisor : Carmen Ramirez Hurtado
More information about this academic supervisor at Bircham University Human Network. More info...

 

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):
1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credit (30 hours of study).

 

International Relations
International Law
Cross Cultural Social Perspectives
Human Rights
Protection of Human Rights
International Legal Procedures
Third World & Developing Nations
World Politics & Globalization
Terrorism
International Crime & Security
The UN & International Organizations
International Conflict Resolution
Diplomatic Relations
Ethics & Social Responsibility
Peace Studies

 

 

Peace Studies via distance learning

 

This module is applicable to Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctor) Degree Programs. This academic program is designed at the postgraduate level (Master’s or Doctoral). This module may also be adapted to complete the course requirements of Specialist, Expert Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree. A further option is the enrollment into each of the courses listed within this specialization module. This module may be combined or completed with other modules from this faculty. More info...

 

Specialist - Expert Diploma - Peace Studies Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 1.050 Euros (1.350 US$) ... 1.470 Euros (1.890 US$).
Specialist - Expert Diploma Online : 15 ... 21 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Peace Studies via distance learning = 45 Academic credits - Select 5 courses for the online diploma of Specialist or 7 courses for the Expert Diploma from the total of courses from this specialization module.

 

Bachelor's Degree - Peace Studies Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 3.510 Euros (4.420 US$) ... 6.800 Euros (8.700 US$).
Bachelor's Degree Online : 130 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Peace Studies via distance learning = 45 Academic credits + 60 credits in General Education (may be transferred from previous education and professional experience) + Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board.

 

Master's Degree - Peace Studies Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 4.680 Euros (6.120 US$) ... 7.020 Euros (9.180 US$).
Master's Degree Online : 36 ... 54 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Peace Studies via distance learning = 45 Academic credits + 13 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Peace Studies Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 5.850 Euros (7.650 US$) ... 9.360 Euros (12.240 US$).
Doctor Ph.D. Degree Online : 45 ... 72 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Peace Studies via distance learning = 45 Academic credits + 18 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Payment plans are available upon request up to 24 monthly installments.

 

 

BIU adapts each distance learning higher education degree program to the needs of each student.

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METHOD OF INSTRUCTION: Distance Learning Higher Education

 

This distance learning education program is completed by a traditional correspondence instruction method. Once you sign up for the course, Bircham International University will send you (to your mailing address) the suggested textbooks. After reading the book, you will be asked to write a 20 to 35 pages report that reflect your understanding of the book. This report is equivalent to the exam and can be submitted by email or mail. Bircham International University will evaluate your written work. If passed, BIU will issue the corresponding diploma. For more instructions about BIU pedagogy, tutoring, and evaluation, please read our distance learning education study guide. More info...

 

Students enrolling into this distance education program should be aware that:
1. Location: Bircham International University needs a functional geographical location to ship the book and materials for successful completion of this program of study.
2. Communication: Email, courier, phone are key communication instruments with Bircham University that play an important role in the progress and support of this program of study.
3. Capacity: Any impediment, physical or psychological, to read a book and write a report must be communicated to Bircham International University prior to enrollment into this distance learning program.
4. Technology: No specific technology is required to complete this distance education program.
5. Language: Book reading and report writing in other language than English must be requested (and approved by BIU) prior to enrollment in any distance learning program.
6. Discrimination: There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, gender, beliefs or religion.
7. Age: Check the admission requirements for each distance education degree program. More info...

 

All information related to the distance learning degree programs is in English, although you may, upon request and approval, submit the required assignments in other languages.

 

Duration - Peace Studies Online via distance learning

For a program of 21 credits, the estimated time for completion is 21 weeks. For 45 credits, the estimated time for completion will be 45 weeks, and so on. Calculations are approximate. The length of each distance learning degree program is calculated based on an average of 15 hours of learning per week. It also depends on the number of validated credits from previous knowledge and the level of commitment to the studies.

 

 

Peace Studies via distance learning

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):


1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credit (30 hours of study).
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International Relations
This course considers all the international relations theories, classical and modern, including realism, idealism, behaviorism, globalism, Marxist and imperialist theories, in addition to the people who have elaborated these ideas and the context in which they did it. It critiques and compares theories, and stresses on the relevance of theory in international relations.
Academic Supervisor : Earle Taylor

International Law
This course examines the nature and sources of international law, its institutions, and its forms of dispute resolution. It covers the problems of private and governmental practices affected by international relations; the law applicable to questions of recognition and non-recognition of governments and nations; interpretation of treaties and other international agreements; jurisdiction of nations; effect of peace and war; formation, operation, and function of various international agreements as well as matters of international claims.
Academic Supervisor : Earle Taylor

Cross Cultural Social Perspectives
This course studies the similarities and differences of cultures. It teaches students the skills of communication, negotiation, and managing cultural differences. It provides a cross cultural social perspective to deal effectively with individuals from varied cultures in different situations.
Academic Supervisor : Catherine Wanjiru Gachutha

Human Rights
This course explains the key issues and the foundations of human rights theory. It studies the normative foundations of human rights in political theory and philosophy. It seeks to develop an analytical and critical understanding of the purpose of human rights and a view about what can and cannot be appropriately be called a human right.
Academic Supervisor : Margarita Trejo Poison

Protection of Human Rights
This course analyzes the problem of implementing human rights law within political systems and reconciling supervision by international bodies with national sovereignty. It examines specific types of rights and their protection (e.g., right to free speech, privacy, and free association, etc...). It presents the methods used of advocating human rights at the local, national, regional, and international levels.
Academic Supervisor : Philipose Daniel

International Legal Procedures
This course studies the problems of international legal procedures in private and governmental practices as affected by international relations; the law applicable to different conflicts; interpretation of laws, treaties, and other international agreements; jurisdiction of nations; as well as the formation, operation, and function of international agreements, international claims, arbitrage, and dispute resolution.
Academic Supervisor : Antoine K. Abou Assaf

Third World & Developing Nations
This course surveys the dominant theories of economic development and the meaning of "development vs. growth." It discusses the major characteristics of developing nations and the key constraints and variables of economic and political development: population growth, unemployment, urbanization, migration, agricultural and rural development, education, industrialization, and trade.
Academic Supervisor : Earle Taylor

World Politics & Globalization
This course discusses the great power relations in the 20th century. Several critical issues of world equilibrium are analyzed, as well as notions of national power, the paths to power, balance of power, and collective security. It presents the instruments of international peace and order. It examines the following topics in international politics: massive destruction arms control, wars of intervention, the environment, global interest versus self-determination, and peace management.
Academic Supervisor : Mª Teresa Martinho Almagro

Terrorism
This course takes an in-depth analysis into domestic and international terrorism with focus on current terrorist threats and issues. It examines causes, criminal procedures, and the legal and constitutional issues in reference to terrorism investigation, prevention, apprehension. and prosecution of terrorists.
Academic Supervisor : Anna Sofie Helen Bolin

International Crime & Security
This course examines the concept of security as well as the various elements that, combined, allow modern nation states to feel secure. It analyzes threats vulnerabilities and the anarchy that threatens global security and world peace equilibrium. It discusses whether the United Nations is capable of effective action in crisis as well as the work in counter-proliferation against weapons of mass destruction, international humanitarian law, and international drug policy.
Academic Supervisor : Anna Sofie Helen Bolin

The UN & International Organizations
This course discusses the origins, the functions, the role, and the significance of international organizations such as the United Nations. It provides examples of various kinds of international organizations, their aims, principles, membership, and decision-making processes.
Academic Supervisor : Earle Taylor

International Conflict Resolution
This course investigates the origins and the theories of conflict and war and their prevention. It analyses the relationship between foreign policy, national security, attainment of political objectives, conflict and violence, and the political economy of war. It examines the transformation of conflict into social violence, the means to end hostilities, and the administration of peace processes.
Academic Supervisor : Earle Taylor

Diplomatic Relations
On the more practical side, this course considers the establishment and conduct of diplomatic relations and permanent missions, protocol and procedure, diplomatic language and types of diplomatic correspondence, diplomatic and consular privileges, immunities, consular functions, and conference diplomacy.
Academic Supervisor : Earle Taylor

Ethics & Social Responsibility
This course examines the interrelationship between government, business, and society with the view that leaders must constantly adapt to the realities of the economic, political, and social environments. Leaders must consider their social responsibility in resolving issues that include values, ethics, and beliefs underlying its decisions.
Academic Supervisor : Philipose Daniel

Peace Studies
This course examines a set of fundamental questions raised in peace studies and provides different perspectives to them. What do we mean by peace? How do we consider violence, conflict, security, development, sustainability, democracy, equality, and justice? What human values relate to cultures of peace and conflict? Which are the practical means to build peaceful relationships? What are the key challenges and the peaceful alternatives facing humanity now and then? The wide range of human peace and conflict experiences and the complexity of interactions at both the local and the global levels make it very difficult to have single answers to these questions.
Academic Supervisor : Carmen Ramirez Hurtado

 

Admission - Peace Studies Online via distance learning

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For official admission status at Bircham International University distance learning higher education degree programs, you need to send in a filled out, dated and signed official Application for Admission. You may download this application form from our website or request it by email or mail. Please send this application and enclosed documents to the corresponding BIU Office and allow ten business days for processing. You may also submit this application and attached documents by email in PDF Format.

Allow ten business days for processing.

ALL applicants must:
* Fill out the application for admission;
* Submit one ID-sized photo; and
* Date and sign the application.

ALL Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate applicants also must:
* Attach biodata in the form of a Curriculum Vitae (Resume);
* Submit Registration Fee of 200 €uros or 250 US$ (contact BIU Office for payment details);
* Include copies of diplomas, transcripts, relevant documents; and
* Include any additional program proposal, scholarship request, etc. (optional).

 

Bircham International University issues an admission certificate after receiving your complete application for admission. This document will show the amount of credits transferred and validated from previous education and experience, and the amount of credits required to complete the distance learning degree program's major. Bircham University can not perform this evaluation without the complete application for admission.

 

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Recognition - Peace Studies Online via distance learning

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Non formal and independent education leading to degrees not formally recognized by a Ministry of Education.
Acceptance of these distance learning higher education academic credits is always the prerogative of the receiving institution or employer. Recognition criteria differ depending on each educational institution or company policy and country legal framework.

 

 

Recommended Professional References

Peace Studies Online via distance learning

 

Bircham International University graduates may join many professional associations. Membership requirements for each association may vary depending on the degree program, specialization and graduate resume on each occasion. BIU can not guarantee membership in all instances. BIU does not intermediate in these procedures. Bircham International University provides this list of recommended memberships and professional references because we consider that joining the proper association(s) is the best way to become an updated professional. Contact directly the ones you select.

 

ACHPR - African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

ADDHU - Associação de Defesa dos Direitos Humanos

AEDH - Association Européenne pour la Défense des Droits de l’Homme

AEDIDH - Asociación Española para el Derecho Internacional de los Derechos Humanos

AHRC - Asian Human Rights Commission

AHRI - Association of Human Rights Institutes

AI - Amnesty International

ALDH - Associação Lusófona de Direitos Humanos

APRODEH - Asociacion Pro Derechos Humanos

BHA - British Humanist Association

BIHR - British Institute of Human Rights

FBDH - Federaça Brasileira Dos Direitos Humanos

FDH - Federación Derechos Humanos

FGHR - Fund for Global Human Rights

FIDH - Federación Internacional de Derechos Humanos

FIDH - Fédération Internationale des Droits de l'Homme

HRAC - Human Rights Action Center

HRLA - Human Rights Lawyers Association

HRS - Human Rights Society

HRW - Human Rights Watch

IACCP - International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology

IAOHRA - International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies

IFHR - International Federation for Human Rights

ILA - International Law Association

IPSA - International Political Science Association

IRFWP - Inter Religious Federation for World Peace

LASA - Latin American Studies Association

LDH - Ligue des Droits de l'Homme

MMDH - Mouvement Mondial des Droits Humains

OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe

UHR - United for Human Rights

 

 

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