Courses and Syllabi

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Conflict Analysis and Resolution in the School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution Courses

Undergraduate

300-Level Courses in CONF

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.

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.

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.

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.