Catalog 2010-2012

Conflict Resolution Certificate

Conflict and dispute can be viewed on both the macro and micro system levels. It can be intrapersonal or interpersonal, as in the area of marriage or family, or organizational, as in relations, racial and ethnic or interpersonal concerns. The Certificate in Conflict Resolution provides knowledge and understanding of conflict, as well as conflict management or resolution. The certificate=s curriculum is designed for students who are working toward or who have already completed a baccalaureate degree, and whose anticipated careers may provide opportunities for understanding and conducting conflict resolution. Examples of related majors would include (but not necessarily be limited to) Social Work, Sociology, Anthropology, Environmental Science, Criminology, Communication, Business Management, Public Administration, Education, Public Policy, and Political Science.

Required:

Social Work/Sociology/Anthropology: 450:102/980:102/990:102

OR

Communication Studies: 48C:148 3 hours

Electives: select four courses from the lists below 12 hours

(Courses are listed under separate tracks to guide your preference of micro or macro preparation. At least one course must be selected from each track):

Micro Systems track courses:

Teaching: 280:170.

Design, Textiles, Gerontology, & Family Studies: 31F:020, 31F:153.

Psychology: 400:060.

Social Work: 450:143, 450:163*.

Communication Studies: 48C:136*, 48C:153.

Macro Systems track courses:

Social Work/Social Science: 450:041/900:041.

Social Science: 900:020.

Political Science: 943:125, 943:126, 944:123.

History: 963:157.

Geography: 970:100, 970:116.

15 hours

Choice of courses and subsequent course prerequisites may increase the length of this program. A minimum grade of C is required in all courses taken for the certificate.

*These courses have additional prerequisites as follows:

450:163 has prerequisite of 980:001. 980:001 may be used to satisfy Category 5A of the Liberal Arts Core.

48C:136 has prerequisite of 48C:004.