Conflict Management, Justice Paradigms, and Mediation
- Semester: Spring
- Course Number: SS271B
- Instructors: Anne Morse
- Credit: 2
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.