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Resolving Conflicts and the Sociology of Risk

Code: 101828 ECTS Credits: 6
Degree Type Year Semester
2502501 Prevention and Integral Safety and Security FB 2 1
The proposed teaching and assessment methodology that appear in the guide may be subject to changes as a result of the restrictions to face-to-face class attendance imposed by the health authorities.


Carme Trinidad Cascudo

Use of Languages

Principal working language:
catalan (cat)
Some groups entirely in English:
Some groups entirely in Catalan:
Some groups entirely in Spanish:


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Objectives and Contextualisation

- Locate the promotion of coexistence, prevention and conflict management in the context of sociology of risk.
											- Analyze a conflict situation, either interpersonal, intragroup or intergroup.
											- Understand the professional figure of the facilitator in the dialogue processes
											- Learn new methodologies for intervention in trainformation of the conflict in teams, collectives, communities and organizations.


  • Assume the social, ethical and professional responsibility that derives from professional practice.
  • Carry out analyses of preventative measures in the area of security.
  • Communicate information , ideas, problems and solutions to both specialised and non-specialised publics.
  • Efficiently manage technology in security operations.
  • Maintain a positive attitude with respect to professional and personal growth.
  • Respond to problems applying knowledge to practice.
  • Use the capacity for analysis and synthesis to solve problems.
  • Work and learn autonomously.
  • Work in institutional and interprofessional networks.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyse specific risks and understand the prevention mechanisms.
  2. Apply management indicators and mechanisms to the risks in a community.
  3. Apply the different concepts involved in the internal and external communication of an organisation.
  4. Assume the social, ethical and professional responsibility that derives from professional practice.
  5. Maintain a positive attitude with respect to professional and personal growth.
  6. Respond to problems applying knowledge to practice.
  7. Take a preventative view in the area of security.
  8. Use the capacity for analysis and synthesis to solve problems.
  9. Work and learn autonomously.
  10. Work in institutional and interprofessional networks.


I. Sociology of risk:

 - The sociological perspective and the sociology of risk.

- The "crisis" and the conflicts that they provoke


II. Conflict resolution.

- The conflict: origin, phases, development

- "Crises" and "risks": local or global conflicts?

- The stakeholders: definition, position, manegement.

- The citizenship and the community as a stakeholder

- The conflict and the promotion of coexistence

- Analysis of the conflict. Promote coexistence

- From mediation to facilitation

- Facilitation

- Social technology


Combinaremos una metodología expositiva, que no magistral, donde se centrarán conceptos con una metodología de clase invertida (Flipped classroom): los estudiantes visualizarán, trabajarán, harán búsqueda o leerán contenidos que luego analizaremos y profundizaremos en el aula, pero tendrán que venir a clase con trabajo hecho para poder continuar y centrarla en sus intereses.


Annotation: Within the schedule set by the centre or degree programme, 15 minutes of one class will be reserved for students to evaluate their lecturers and their courses or modules through questionnaires.


Title Hours ECTS Learning Outcomes
Type: Directed      
Theoretical classes; Discussions and discussion forums and analysis of conflicts for the application of social technology 44 1.76 1, 3, 2, 6, 10, 9, 8
Type: Supervised      
Resolution of practical cases and oral presentation of work in class 12 0.48 1, 3, 2, 7, 4, 6, 5, 10, 9, 8
Type: Autonomous      
Personal study, reading articles and reporting 94 3.76 1, 3, 2, 7, 4, 6, 5, 10, 9, 8


The evaluation system is continuous evaluation. It combines different types of tests and groupings to do exercices.

The tests will be adapted in case of functional diversity.

In case of not passing the subject according to the aforementioned criteria (continuous evaluation), a recovery test may be done on the date scheduled in the schedule, and it will cover the entire contents of the program.

To participate in the recovery the students must have been previously evaluated in a set of activities, the weight of which equals a minimum of two thirds of the total grade of the subject. However, the qualification that will consist of the student's file is a maximum of 5-Approved.

Students who need to change an evaluation date must present the justified request by filling in the document that you will find in the moodle space of Tutorial EPSI.

Notwithstanding other disciplinary measures deemed appropriate, and in accordance with the current academic regulations, irregularities committed by a student that may lead to a variation of the qualification will be classified by zero (0). For example, plagiarizing, copying, copying ..., an evaluation activity, will imply suspending this evaluation activity with zero (0). Assessment activities qualified in this way and by this procedure will not be recoverable. If it is necessary to pass any of these assessment activities to pass the subject, this subject will be suspended directly, without opportunity to recover it in the same course.

Assessment Activities

Title Weighting Hours ECTS Learning Outcomes
Classroom exercises 30% 0 0 1, 3, 2, 7, 6, 8
Exam 25% 0 0 1, 3, 2, 7, 4, 6, 5, 10, 9, 8
Oral reporting with teamwork 20% 0 0 2, 4, 6, 10, 9
Personal reporting 25% 0 0 3, 2, 4, 6, 5, 9


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