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The Minor In Conflict Resolution

Course Requirements for the Minor: 19 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this minor.

The purpose of the Minor in Conflict Resolution is to allow interested students to build a knowledge and skills base sufficient for the practical application of effective conflict resolution in a variety of institutional settings. The core courses deal specifically with the techniques of conflict resolution, including negotiation techniques and strategies, alternative conflict resolution techniques, and a capstone assessment activity. The electives will be chosen from three breadth areas where conflict and its resolution are of vital concern, including interpersonal relations, workplace issues, global issues, and the law.

Minor Core: 9 units

3 courses required:

MGMT    145    Negotiation Techn for Conflict    3.0    SP

SOSC    170    Methods of Conflict Resolution    3.0    FS

POLS    252    Altern Dispute Resolution    3.0    FA

Interpersonal: 3 units

1 course selected from:

CMST    113    Foundations of Interpersonal Com    3.0    FS

CMST    120    Gender and Communication    3.0    FS *

PSY    245    Social Psychology    3.0    FS

SWRK    102    Hum Behavior Across the Lifespan    3.0    FS *

Prerequisites: No prerequisites or corequisites for non-majors; concurrent enrollment in SWRK 100 for majors.

Workplace: 3 units

1 course selected from:

BLAW    213    Employment Law    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: At least junior standing.

BLAW    214    Labor Law/Collective Bargaining    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: At least junior standing or faculty permission.

ECON    140    Work, Wealth, & Income Distrbtn    3.0    FS *

MGMT    151    Organizational Design    3.0    Inq

Prerequisites: MGMT 180.

MGMT    242    Managing Differences    3.0    FS

POLS    262    Organizational Theory    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: POLS 260A or concurrent enrollment.

PSY    260    Industrial/Organizational Psych    3.0    FS

SOCI    245    Sociology of Work & Occupations    3.0    FA

Global: 3 units

1 course selected from:

CMST    125    Intercultural Comm Theory/Pract    3.0    FS Eth

GEOG    230    Geodemography    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

INST    152    Quant Meth Conflict Resolution    3.0    FS *

Prerequisites: Completion of the General Education requirement for Breadth Area A4, Mathematical Concepts.

This course is the same as MATH 152 which may be substituted.

PHIL    139    Roots of War: Phil Survey    3.0    FS *

POLS    242    International Organizations    3.0    FA

Capstone Course: 1 unit

1 course required:

SOSC    270    Capstone Conflict Resolution    1.0    SP

Prerequisites: SOSC 170 and MGMT 145.