Catalog 2013-2014

Conflict Management, Justice Paradigms, and Mediation

  • Semester: Spring
  • Course Number: SS271B
  • Instructors: Anne Morse
  • Credit: 2

Course Description

This course will provide an introductory understanding of conflict theory;  effective models for conflict management and mediation; a context for critical analysis of societal institutions and paradigms in relation to conflict and justice; opportunities to inventory personal conflict management styles, and hands-on experience practicing mediation skills. Topics will include conflict theory, principled negotiation, mediation theory and practice, an in-depth look at communication skills with a focus on listening skills, and restorative and retributive justice paradigms. Students will have the opportunity to explore a topic of their choice in greater depth through a research project.