August 2014 Overview: GD Human Security & Peacebuilding
The Graduate Diploma (GD) in Human Security and Peacebuilding program provides working professionals, or those looking for a career in peacebuilding, with the theoretical and practical skills necessary to help restore peace and civil society in fractured countries where conflict and post-conflict contexts are present.
The majority of this program is experienced through online learning. Online courses enable you to meet the demands of work and family while studying. Using our web-based learning platform, you will access your reading materials, complete individual and group assignments, and engage with the rest of your classmates and instructors; online from anywhere. Each online course will be nine weeks in length, with a two-week break between courses.
During the course of your one-year program, you will attend one, two-week on-campus residency. Here you’ll get to interact face-to-face with your instructors, cohort and team. You’ll have set class hours as well as homework and meetings outside of class hours, making this an intensive and rewarding time.
Royal Roads University works with an outcomes-based learning model. Learning outcomes are clear, plain language descriptors of knowledge and performance tasks that students demonstrate in order to successfully complete a program.
Within the GD in Human Security and Peacebuilding, there are five key learning outcome domains:
- Critical Thinking
- Professional Skills & Practice
Using learning outcomes helps to clarify a program’s focus, helps students connect their program to their workplace, provides a focus for assessment/evaluation, and helps employers understand the benefits of the program.