2007-08 Course Descriptions

CONR - Conflict Resolution

Department of Conflict Resolution (CAS)

CONR 601 Conflict Theory and Communication (3-0-3), fall. Designed to prepare professionals for the field of conflict resolution. Provides advanced opportunities to analyze case studies, critique basic assumptions of conflict theories and role-play appropriate behavior in conflict scenarios.

CONR 603 Negotiation: Principles and Practice (3-0-3), fall. Comprehensive study of the conceptual and interpersonal skills required to engage in effective negotiation. Topics include analyzing the negotiation context, preparing a negotiation plan, conducting negotiation sessions, resolving impasses, and documenting agreements. Emphasis on development of analytical and interpersonal negotiation skills.

CONR 604 Mediation: Principles and Practice (3-0-3), spring. Comprehensive study of the conceptual and interpersonal skills required to serve as a mediator. Topics include analyzing background information, preparing a mediation plan, conducting mediation sessions and caucuses, resolving impasses, and documenting agreements. Emphasis on strategic approach to assisting parties by creating opportunity for agreement. Prerequsite: CONR 603.

CONR 610 Managing Conflict in the Workplace (3-0-3), spring. Designed to prepare professionals for conflict resolution in the work environment. Provides opportunities to develop skills in identifying the signs and root causes of friction, anger, violence and conflict. Analysis of case studies provides the framework for understanding sources of organizational conflict.

CONR 615 Managing Conflict in the Schools (3-0-3), spring. Provides a basic understanding of the nature and management of conflict in schools. Students will learn to identify and deal with conflict through appropriate strategies, processes, and interpersonal skills.

CONR 630 Advanced Mediation: Marital Disputes (3-0-3), summer. Applies the concepts of negotiation and mediation to the resolution of conflicts which arise during and after termination of a marital relationship. Prerequisites: CONR 603 and 604.

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