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.

4 courses required:

MGMT 345 Negotiation Techniques for Conflict Resolution 3.0 FA
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.

3 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 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 462 Organizational Theory 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: POLS 460A or concurrent enrollment.
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.

Note: POLS 493 must be taken for 3 units.

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