LAWS 5700 Theories of Conflict Resolution
Examine theories about conflict and conflict resolution from a variety of perspectives. Learn the place of theory in defining conflict and its elements, and how conflict has been responded to both formally and informally. Become familiar with primary and hybrid conflict resolution processes and various negotiation styles. develop an awareness of how gender and culture influence negotiation. Examine current issues and trends in the field.
LAWS 5701 Introduction to Conflict Resolution and Mediation
Studies in communication, social psychology, sociology and law will inform your understanding of the theory and practice of negotiation and mediation. Learn how to place conflict resolution in context. Understand the importance of theory-informed practice and the role of the negotiator. Develop your mediation, conflict resolution and communication skills as you examine the state-of-the-art.
LAWS 5702 Advanced Conflict Resolution and Mediation
Build on your understanding of conflict resolution theory, learn advanced communication skills and mediation techniques and how to apply them in analyzing conflict, convene a mediation, and design conflict resolution processes. Examine other topics including standards of practice, ethics, and reflective practice as you further develop your skills.
LAWS 5703 Special Topic in Conflict Resolution I
LAWS 5704 Special Topic in Conflict Resolution II
These courses cover topics of special interest and vary from year to year. Some of the topics include:
* Organizational Conflict and System Design
* Family Mediation
* Collaborative Problem-Solving and Public Policy
* Applications and Dispute System Design
* Power, Gender, Culture and Violence
LAWS 5709 Skills Assessment
The design and completion of an agreed upon independent skills assessment exercise is a distinctive feature of the program.