2008-09 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 605 Negotiation and Mediation (6-0-6), fall, spring, summer. Comprehensive study of the conceptual and interpersonal skills required to engage in effective negotiation and mediation. Topics include analysis of conflict, negotiation and mediation planning, effective negotiation and mediation skills and process, impasse resolution, and agreement documentation. Emphasis on skill development and strategic approach to creating opportunity for agreement. 

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. Prerequisite: CONR 605.

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