Principles of Conflict Analysis
An important part of being a competent mediator is the ability to use conflict theory to inform practice. This course explores interdisciplinary theoretical frameworks for interpreting conflict through a broad range of academic disciplines -- communications, law, social psychology, anthropology, and dispute resolution. Students critically evaluate the respective bodies of theory and test theoretical principles against their own experiences in managing conflict. Current models, approaches, styles of mediation and their theoretical underpinnings and applications are also introduced.
Not Offered This Semester