The Minor in Alternative Dispute Resolution

Course Requirements for the Minor: 21 units

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

The purpose of the Minor in Alternative Dispute 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: 12 units

4 courses required:

MGMT 345 Negotiation Techn for Conflict 3.0 SP
POLS 452 Altern Dispute Resolution 3.0 FA
POLS 454 Legal Research 3.0 FS
POLS 489K Internship in Legal Studies 1.0 -3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

1 course selected from:

PHIL 342 Roots of War: Phil Survey 3.0 FS *
PHIL 344 Comparative Peace Studies 3.0 FS *
POLS 422 Politic Socialization/Behavior 3.0 SP
POLS 438 Jurisprudence/Phil of Law 3.0 FA

This course is also offered as PHIL 438.

POLS 442 International Organizations 3.0 FA
POLS 443 International Law 3.0 FS
POLS 464 Administrative Law 3.0 FA

2 courses selected from:

BLAW 413 Employment Law 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: At least junior standing.
BLAW 414 Labor Law/Collective Bargain 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: At least junior standing or faculty permission.
POLS 460D Collective Bargaining 3.0 JA
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
POLS 462 Organizational Theory 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: POLS 460A or concurrent enrollment.
POLS 464 Administrative Law 3.0 FA
POLS 493 Community Research 3.0 -15.0 FS
Prerequisites: Approval of the Department of Political Science.

Note: POLS 493 must be taken for 3 units.