Conflict Analysis and Resolution Certificate
College: College of Arts & Humanities
This certificate prepares students to be professional conflict mediators. Students learn, through course work and field experiences, how to analyze and respond to conflicts at multiple levels – interpersonal, organizational, cultural, and international. This certificate is recommended for those moving into positions such as counselors, teachers, managers, mediators, and community leaders. To complete the program, the student must earn a grade of C or better in the required course work.
Requirements for the Conflict Analysis and Resolution Certificate
|Required Courses 1|
|COMM 285||Introduction to Conflict Analysis and Resolution||3|
|COMM 385||Conflict Mediation||3|
|COMM 485||Practicum in Conflict Intervention||3|
|Elective Course 2|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Communication and Ethnicity|
|Communication and Social Movements|
|Special Topics in Communication|
|Contemporary Moral Problems|
|Politics, Law, and Society|
|International Conflict and Cooperation|
|Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice|
|Institutional Racism in America|
|Class, Status and Power|
The three core courses provide training in several areas of conflict transformation: conflict analysis and assessment, dispute mediation, dialogue facilitation, and conflict intervention. The courses must be taken in sequence. All three courses are required for completion of the certificate.
The purpose of the elective course is to help the student place his/her understanding of conflict in a broader social context. Therefore, the elective course must be from outside the student’s major. After consulting with the program advisor, the student is to take one of the courses above.