The Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate

Course Requirements for the Certificate: 27 units

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

With proper planning (see the Pre-Law Advisor) a student can count almost all Alternative Dispute Resolution courses toward the Political Science major.

5 courses required:

MGMT 345 Negotiation Techniques for Conflict Resolution 3.0 FA
POLS 451B Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties 3.0 FS

This course is also offered as MCGS 451B.

POLS 452 Alternative Dispute Resolution 3.0 Inq
POLS 454 Legal Research 3.0 FS
POLS 489K Internship in Legal Studies 1.0 -3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

4 courses selected from:

BLAW 413 Employment Law 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: At least junior standing.
BLAW 414 Labor Law and Collective Bargaining 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: At least junior standing or faculty permission.
CMST 370 Introduction to Organizational Communication 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CMST 131, CMST 330, CMST 331 with a grade of C- or higher.
PHIL 342 Roots of War and Prospects for Peace 3.0 FS *
PHIL 344 Comparative Peace Studies 3.0 FS *
POLS 341 International Relations 3.0 FS *
POLS 422 Political Socialization and Behavior 3.0 SP
POLS 438 Jurisprudence: Philosophy of Law 3.0 FS

This course is also offered as PHIL 438.

POLS 460D Collective Bargaining 3.0 JA
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
POLS 464 Administrative Law 3.0 FA
POLS 466 Administrative Behavior 3.0 Inq
POLS 489L Internship in Public Law 1.0 -3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
POLS 493 Community Research 1.0 -15.0 FS
Prerequisites: Approval of the Department of Political Science.
POLS 489M Community Legal Information Center Directorship 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Approval of the Department of Political Science
PSYC 395 Social Psychology 3.0 FS
SOCI 486 Sociology of Law 3.0 Inq

Other appropriate courses may be selected with the prior permission of the Legal Studies Coordinator.

Grading Requirement:

The Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate is not granted automatically. Students must apply to the Political Science Department early in their final semester. A 2.5 grade point average in all courses for the certificate is required.