Courses and Syllabi

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Conflict Analysis and Resolution in the School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution Fall 2019

Undergraduate

100-Level Courses in CONF

CONF 101: Conflict and Our World (3 Credits)

Brief history of field, survey of key conflict resolution themes and theories, and intervention methods. Overview includes general factors of conflict and its resolution; and nature of conflict in interpersonal, group, organizational, and international situations. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture, Recitation
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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200-Level Courses in CONF

CONF 210: Theories of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (3 Credits)

Students will utilize critical thinking and analytical skills to begin an in-depth examination of the major theories of conflict analysis and resolution. Theories and case studies will include root causes and dynamics of conflict and methods of conflict analysis and resolution. Notes: Required course for all CONF majors (BA and BS) beginning Fall 2011. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

300-Level Courses in CONF

CONF 300: Conflict Resolution Techniques and Practice (3 Credits)

Advanced consideration of CONF 101 topics, introduction of core notion of reflective practice, conflict resolution techniques, practice, third party roles, and ethics. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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3 Sections Currently Scheduled

CONF 301: Research and Inquiry in Conflict Resolution (3 Credits)

Introduces social science research methods at undergraduate level. Covers basic epistemology of social research, including quantitative and qualitative methods, emphasizing participatory action research, and evaluation and assessment work. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

CONF 302: Culture, Identity, and Conflict (3 Credits)

Covers deeply rooted, intractable, or protracted social conflicts around core issues of identity, including race, ethnicity, religion, and nationalism. Explores cultural, symbolic, and discursive approaches to identity conflict. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in Major
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

CONF 310: Special Topics in Practice (1-3 Credits)

Examines selected topics related to practice in the field of conflict analysis and resolution. Topics vary, addressing practical skills and knowledge necessary to conflict resolution practice. Notes: May be repeated if topics vary. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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3 Sections Currently Scheduled

CONF 314: Advising Seminar for Conflict Majors (1 credit. Credits)

Examines issues and opportunities relevant to CONF majors to enhance their overall success in the program. Topics may include academic planning, field experience processes, critical thinking in coursework, career exploration and readiness, and co-curricular opportunities. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

CONF 320: Interpersonal Conflict Analysis and Resolution (3 Credits)

Considers personal, relational, social and cultural dimensions of interpersonal conflict. Introduces concepts and skills for understanding the causes, patterns, systems and dynamics of difficult issues and situations. Uses readings, case studies, and role plays to develop ability to analyze and intervene in interpersonal conflicts. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

CONF 325: Dialogue and Difference (3 Credits)

Covers challenges of communicating across differences of age, gender, language, culture, political orientation, and contextual situations. Students will engage in preparing and analyzing communication strategies in conflict situations and will participate in a dialogue over the term that explores the meaning and experience of difference on the Mason campus. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM R — Innovation Hall 206

CONF 330: Community, Group, and Organizational Conflict Analysis and Resolution (3 Credits)

Covers conflict in communities, groups and organizations. Introduces theories of social harmony and conflict, drawing on sociology, social psychology, community psychology, organizational psychology, administration of justice, philosophy, and conflict resolution. Uses case studies, class presentations, and group projects to develop ability to analyze conflict and make recommendations for change. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

CONF 335: Justice and Reconciliation (3 Credits)

Explores justice and reconciliation from a conflict perspective. Drawing on approaches in the interdisciplinary fields of sociolegal studies and conflict analysis and resolution, the course considers these and other questions: How does injustice fuel conflict? What role should justice play in guiding conflict prevention and addressing the aftermath of violence? What is reconciliation and how do we know when it has been achieved? Are justice and reconciliation mutually reinforcing processes or does one stand in the way of the other? The first part of the course focuses on foundational concepts and questions understood through domestic US examples, examining topics such as: gender equality and gender violence, migration and integration, discrimination, identity politics, healing communities, and environmental justice. We then broaden our perspective geographically, as we examine justice and reconciliation as responses to mass atrocity. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Susan Hirsch — 01:30 PM to 04:10 PM R — Peterson Family Health Sciences Hall 1106

CONF 340: Global Conflict Analysis and Resolution (3 Credits)

Covers conflict at macro level, introducing theories of international and global violence and conflict, drawing from disciplines of international relations, political science, intercultural communication, and conflict resolution. Covers impact of globalization and structural causes of conflict. Uses class discussions, case studies, and final paper to develop analytical skills to help in analysis of conflict. Prepares for further course work for international conflict concentration. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Schedule Type: Lecture, Recitation
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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CONF 345: Social Dynamics of Terrorism, Security, and Justice (3 Credits)

Presents students with analytical frameworks to account for terrorist acts and organizations and explore social dynamics underlying the development of, and response to, terrorism. Topics may include recruitment into violent groups, counterterrorism and human rights concerns, role of religious and political ideologies in terrorism and counterterrorism, media coverage of terrorism, and effects of terrorism on social structures and processes. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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3 Sections Currently Scheduled

CONF 370: Internship Field Experience (1-9 Credits)

Internships will provide an opportunity for students to gain practical experience, reflect on those experiences, and apply academic theories outside of the normal classroom environment. Students will apply academic theories learned in the classroom to situations that arise in the work environment. Students must obtain approval and complete an internship proposal application in order to be registered for the course. Notes: Course does not have a regular meeting time; students submit work via blog and e-mail; some meetings with instructor. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

CONF 375: Special Programs Field Experience (1-6 Credits)

Learning experience in the application of conflict analysis and resolution (CAR) skills in special program settings. Provides supervised practice in CAR techniques, leadership, program implementation, and strategies to facilitate conflict resolution in educational institutions or community settings. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Schedule Type: Fieldwork
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

CONF 386: Context and Synthesis: Study Abroad (1 credit. Credits)

Investigates conflict theory through cross cultural experience which includes participation in formally organized semester abroad programs offered by the Global Education Office or another form of international field experience approved by the program director. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 2 credits.
Schedule Type: Independent Study
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

CONF 394: Human Rights and Inequality (3 Credits)

Examines inequality, social justice, and human rights in an age of globalization. Topics may include international law and order, welfare-and social policy, regionalism and multilateralism, environmental protection, gender equality, terrorist and transnational criminal networks, human trafficking, modern slavery, world poverty, corporate military firms, governance of global financial institutions, security, and transnational social movements. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T — Robinson Hall B124

CONF 399: Special Topics in Conflict Analysis and Resolution (3 Credits)

Examines selected topics relating to analysis or resolution of conflict. Topics vary but may include historical examination of conflict, social issues stemming from conflict, ethical issues in intervention, globalization, human rights, sources of conflict, or relationship of particular identity domains to conflict. Notes: May be repeated if topics vary. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 9 credits.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

400-Level Courses in CONF

CONF 490: RS: Integration (3 Credits)

Capstone course in which students reflect on what they have learned, integrating knowledge from course work and synthesizing it to cogent body of knowledge. Includes class discussion and final project that demonstrates understanding of conflict theory and reflective practice. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Synthesis
Specialized Designation: Research/Scholarship Intensive
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: CONF 301C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 002 — 10:30 AM to 01:10 PM M — Robinson Hall B120

CONF 499: Independent Research in Conflict Analysis and Resolution (1-6 Credits)

Readings and research conducted on individual basis in consultation with instructor. Notes: Student may not present more than 3 credits for graduation credit. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Schedule Type: Independent Study
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

Graduate

500-Level Courses in CONF

CONF 501: Introduction to Conflict Analysis and Resolution (3 Credits)

Introduces field of conflict analysis and resolution. Examines definitions of conflict and diverse views of its "resolution." Explores thinking about human behavior, and social systems as they relate to origins of conflict and role of conflict in violent and peaceful social change. Considers appropriate responses to conflict at interpersonal, intergroup, industrial, communal, and international levels. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the Coll Nursing & Health Science, Conflict Analysis & Resolution or Health and Human Services colleges.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

600-Level Courses in CONF

CONF 600: Foundations of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (6 Credits)

This course offers an integration of theory, research and practice to investigate the inner workings of our field. It includes conflict theories, models and modes of practice that function as the grounding to subsequent courses in the curriculum, and exploration of some of the key contemporary debates. The course includes opportunities for linking theory to practice with experimental learning activities. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the Conflict Analysis & Resolution or Health and Human Services colleges.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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3 Sections Currently Scheduled

CONF 610: Conflict Inquiry (3 Credits)

Introduces students to the philosophies behind social science research and the methods for conducting research in the field of conflict resolution. Focuses on the identification of research problems associated with particular conflict situations, selection of appropriate research methods, and the design of effective research projects. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: CONF 600.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the Coll Nursing & Health Science, Conflict Analysis & Resolution or Health and Human Services colleges.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM R — Van Metre Hall (formerly Founders Hall) 481
  • Section DL1 — Online

CONF 625: Engaging Conflict (3 Credits)

This course will provide students an experiential opportunity to consider the relationship between social science theories and conflict analysis and resolution work; and engagement in a variety of forms with real world conflict. Each course will provide students the opportunity to engage in research and practice activities, choosing the appropriate modalities for the conflict they are engaging with. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 12 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: CONF 600.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the Conflict Analysis & Resolution or Health and Human Services colleges.

Schedule Type: Fieldwork
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

CONF 650: Conflict Analysis and Resolution Advanced Skills (3 Credits)

Introduces innovative practices and provides structure to reflect on and improve ability to work within conflict settings. Considers the intersection of theory and practice, with special attention to the challenges of translation, adaptation, and transfer of skills and models. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: CONF 501, CONF 600 or CONF 801.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the Conflict Analysis & Resolution or Health and Human Services colleges.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

CONF 651: Collaborative Community Action & Participatory Governance (3 Credits)

Covers designing collaborative processes to work with diverse stakeholders to build meaningful and lasting shared agreements. Considers applications in land use, development, or other community planning contexts. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Related Course
Recommended Prerequisite: CONF 501, CONF 600, or CONF 801
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the Conflict Analysis & Resolution or Health and Human Services colleges.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

CONF 652: Conflict Analysis and Resolution for Prevention, Reconstruction, and Stabilization Contexts (3 Credits)

Considers conflict analysis and resolution approaches to designing, implementing, and evaluating holistic cross-sectoral, conflict-sensitive initiatives in areas of potential violence and postconflict reconstruction and stabilization contexts. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: CONF 501, CONF 600, or CONF 801
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the Conflict Analysis & Resolution or Health and Human Services colleges.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

CONF 653: World Religions, Diplomacy, and Conflict Resolution (3 Credits)

Analyzes ways world religions play role in conflicts, war, diplomacy, peacemaking, and conflict resolution. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: CONF 501, CONF 600, or CONF 801
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the Conflict Analysis & Resolution or Health and Human Services colleges.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

CONF 654: Mass Atrocity: Early Warning and Prevention (3 Credits)

This course provides students with scholarly, practical, and relevant knowledge of Genocide and Atrocity Prevention. Students will analyze genocide and mass-atrocities as part of a spectrum of violence and conflict, and gain expertise in prevention mechanisms, including: early warning indicators, early prevention strategies, diplomacy, international justice, legal infrastructures, negotiation, mediation, humanitarian relief and intervention, civilian protection, and civil society-based solutions. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: CONF 501 or CONF 600 or CONF 801
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

CONF 657: Facilitation Skills (3 Credits)

Covers range of skills in group facilitation processes, with emphasis on conflict analysis and resolution approaches to improve group communication. Includes skill-building exercises. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: CONF 501, CONF 600, or CONF 801
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the Coll Nursing & Health Science or Conflict Analysis & Resolution colleges.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Sarah Cobb — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM W — Van Metre Hall (formerly Founders Hall) 311

CONF 660: Conflict Assessment and Program Evaluation (3 Credits)

Covers assessment methods appropriate to conflict contexts and related evaluation approaches and techniques for use in areas of peace building, community processes, or interpersonal conflict. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: CONF 501 or 502. Concurrent enrollment is also permitted.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the Coll Nursing & Health Science or Conflict Analysis & Resolution colleges.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

CONF 695: Selected Topics (3 Credits)

Topics vary; announced each academic year. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 12 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: CONF 501, CONF 600 or CONF 801
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the Coll Nursing & Health Science, Conflict Analysis & Resolution or Health and Human Services colleges.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

700-Level Courses in CONF

CONF 721: Conflict and Race (3 Credits)

Addresses historic analyses of racial and ethnic identity conflicts and their resolution. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: CONF 501, CONF 600, or CONF 801.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the Coll Nursing & Health Science, Conflict Analysis & Resolution or Health and Human Services colleges.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM M — Van Metre Hall (formerly Founders Hall) 467

CONF 723: Conflict and Gender (3 Credits)

Examines constructs of gender and conflict as they relate to critical analysis of theory and practice. Reviews feminist theories for contributions to social and conflict theories. Uses narratives to explore how gender, power dynamics interact in conflict. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: CONF 501, CONF 600, or CONF 801.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the Coll Nursing & Health Science, Conflict Analysis & Resolution or Health and Human Services colleges.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM W — Van Metre Hall (formerly Founders Hall) 479

CONF 731: Conflict in Organizations (3 Credits)

Explores intersection and dynamics of organizational behavior and dimensions of conflict. Involves theoretical perspectives and cases examining conflict analysis and resolution. Practices strategies for prevention and intervention. Field research in greater metropolitan area integrates course content. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: CONF 501, CONF 600, or CONF 801.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the Coll Nursing & Health Science, Conflict Analysis & Resolution or Health and Human Services colleges.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 002 — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM W — Van Metre Hall (formerly Founders Hall) 210

CONF 733: Law and Justice from a Conflict Perspective (3 Credits)

Contrasts legal processes and institutions with alternative approaches to dispute resolution. Defines and distinguishes among law, "alternative dispute resolution," and problem-solving analysis as methods for resolving rather than controlling conflict. Examines to what extent legal procedures are truly applicable to resolving deep-rooted conflict. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: CONF 501, CONF 600, or CONF 801.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the Coll Nursing & Health Science, Conflict Analysis & Resolution or Health and Human Services colleges.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

CONF 755: Transforming Conflict through Insight (3 Credits)

The Insight approach is best understood as an applied human science. Like other applied sciences, it requires students to master an explanatory framework that enables them to frame their questions, formulate their hypotheses, verify their findings, and plan their actions. Thus, the course is designed follow an activity-based, problem-solving approach to learning and using the Insight approach. The objective is to enable students to master the Insight approach by putting it to work, with course meetings build around analytical exercises and activities designed to illuminate assigned readings. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: CONF 501, CONF 600, or CONF 801.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the Conflict Analysis & Resolution or Health and Human Services colleges.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

CONF 756: Addressing Intractable Conflict (3 Credits)

This course is about the biggest problems facing our communities, our nation, and our world today. Our communities, our nations (the US and others), and the world have proven remarkably unable to "solve" any of these problems. Why? We assert it is because they are all underlain by a more fundamental problem the inability to constructively deal with difficult and intractable conflicts. These conflicts prevent us as individuals, organizations, and governments (at all levels) from making wise decisions or taking effective action that will address any of these pressing problems. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: CONF 501, CONF 600, or CONF 801.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the Conflict Analysis & Resolution or Health and Human Services colleges.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

CONF 757: Conflict and Literature (3 Credits)

The purpose of this course is to teach students to read/interpret written and oral texts; explore what imaginative literature can teach us about the causes, motives, dynamics, and possibilities of resolving violent social conflicts; deepen our understanding of the human dimensions of conflicts involving mass movements for social transformation; and practice creating imaginative works of our own. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: CONF 501, CONF 600, CONF 801.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the Conflict Analysis & Resolution college.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM W — Van Metre Hall (formerly Founders Hall) 308

CONF 799: Thesis (1-6 Credits)

Two semesters, usually taken as 3 credits per semester. Original research or analysis under direction of thesis committee. Contact the Graduate Advisor for registration code. May be repeated within the degree.
Recommended Prerequisite: CONF 600 and CONF 610
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the Coll Nursing & Health Science, Conflict Analysis & Resolution or Health and Human Services colleges.

Schedule Type: Thesis
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

800-Level Courses in CONF

CONF 801: Introduction to Conflict Analysis and Resolution (3 Credits)

Introduces field of conflict analysis and resolution for doctoral students. Examines definitions of conflict and diverse views of resolution. Explores thinking about human behavior and social systems as they relate to origins and role of conflict in violent and peaceful social change. Considers appropriate responses to conflict at interpersonal, intergroup, industrial, communal, and international levels. Notes: Prerequisite or corequisite for all PhD CONF students. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Conf Analysis & Resolution.

Enrollment limited to students in a Doctor of Philosophy degree.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

CONF 802: Theories of the Person (3 Credits)

Understanding human conflict requires knowledge of human behavior, motivation, and perception. Reviews and critically analyzes several psychological theories for application to conflict analysis and resolution theory and practice. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: CONF 801. Concurrent enrollment is also permitted.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Conf Analysis & Resolution.

Enrollment limited to students in a Doctor of Philosophy degree.

Enrollment limited to students in the Conflict Analysis & Resolution or Health and Human Services colleges.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Karina Korostelina — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T — Van Metre Hall (formerly Founders Hall) 476

CONF 804: Alternate Theoretical Foundations (3 Credits)

Familiarizes students with the ideas generated by the Frankfurt School of social theorists and others who have extended or altered these ideas. Students will use these insights to deepen an understanding of serious social conflicts and to explore the implications of critical theories for conflict resolution processes. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: CONF 801.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the CA-PHD-CONF program.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Doctor of Philosophy degree.

Enrollment limited to students in the Conflict Analysis & Resolution college.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

CONF 811: Quantitative Foundations (3 Credits)

Building on logic of inquiry, introduces steps in research process to prepare dissertation and implement published research. Covers wide array of quantitative research approaches in social sciences, with emphasis on conflict analysis. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: CONF 801
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the CA-PHD-CONF program.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Enrollment limited to students in the Coll Nursing & Health Science, Conflict Analysis & Resolution or Health and Human Services colleges.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM M — Van Metre Hall (formerly Founders Hall) 477

900-Level Courses in CONF

CONF 998: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal (1-6 Credits)

Work on research proposal that forms basis for doctoral dissertation. May be repeated within the degree.
Recommended Prerequisite: Successful completion of comprehensive exam.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in a Doctor of Philosophy degree.

Enrollment limited to students in the Coll Nursing & Health Science, Conflict Analysis & Resolution or Health and Human Services colleges.

Schedule Type: Dissertation
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.

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CONF 999: Doctoral Dissertation Research (1-12 Credits)

Research on approved dissertation topic under direction of committee. Student's dissertation proposal must be approved before registering for 999. Notes: At least 12 credits of 998 and 999 must be accumulated toward degree. May be repeated within the degree.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy.

Enrollment limited to students in a Doctor of Philosophy degree.

Enrollment limited to students in the Coll Nursing & Health Science, Conflict Analysis & Resolution or Health and Human Services colleges.

Schedule Type: Dissertation
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.

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