Conflict Analysis & Dispute Resolution
Holloway Hall

CADR Major

The curriculum requirements for the CADR major are designed to provide a sound pre-professional training ground for undergraduate students who intend to pursue professional conflict intervention positions or to continue in a higher education setting. The major is designed to provide specialized pre-professional training with its emphasis on analytical and practical skills. While remaining anchored in a liberal arts tradition and strongly rooted in the social sciences, the program is designed to easily allow students to study in other fields outside the major in order to enrich these skills and these traditions. The faculty works with students individually to develop strong analytical and practical skills. Students are also guided in the development of a work ethic appropriate to professional conflict resolution practitioners.

The major in conflict analysis and dispute resolution requires time in the field working with organizations and institutions that need conflict resolution services. The major has an internship and field research requirement that can be completed in the local community, the region, the nation or internationally.

The Bachelor of Arts in conflict analysis and dispute resolution requires a minimum of 120 credit hours.  Students will complete 12 courses in General Education and 10 courses in CADR.  The remaining credits will be completed as elective credit hours.

CADR students will successfully complete a total of 10 courses in CADR (including electives) with no less than 15 of the total credit hours for the major at the 300-400 level. All required courses must be completed with grades of C or better.

Transfer students majoring in conflict analysis and dispute resolution are required to complete at least 3 upper-level CADR courses with a grade of C or better at Salisbury University.

Double Major

Students have also found that CADR makes an excellent double major to supplement their skills in other disciplines.  Ultimately, CADR students develop strong analytical and practical skills to better understand and respond to conflict dynamics at all levels of human interaction.  Developing skills to better deal with conflict and to understand the dynamics involved will be useful no matter what profession you find yourself in. 

We have found that CADR compliments the following areas of study as a double major: Communication Arts, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Environmental Health, Environmental Issues, History, Information Systems, International Studies, Management, Nursing, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, and Sociology.


For more information contact the Center for Conflict Resolution.
call us at: (410) 219-2873 or email us at: conflictresolution@salisbury.edu

Download Current CADR Major checklist (as of fall 2008)

You can pick up a hard copy by visiting us at the Center, we are located on the corner or Camden Ave. and College Ave. (1100 Camden Ave.)

GROUP I:  CADR Core - Complete 5 courses

   

Credits

CADR 200  Foundations of Conflict Resolution 4
CADR 300  Theories of Conflict and Conflict Resolution 4
CADR 321  Research Methods 4
CADR 400  Practicum and Internship 4
CADR 401  Dispute Systems Design 4

GROUP II: Complete 2 courses of CADR elective coursework (at least one upper level course 300-400 level)

   

Credits

CADR 225  Sociology of Violence & Nonviolence 4
CADR 301  International Conflict 4
CADR 302  Cross-Cultural Conflict Analysis 4
CADR 303  Studies in CADR 4
CADR 403  Resolving Environmental Conflict 4
CADR 404  Negotiation & COnflict Management in Business 4
CADR 405  Special Topics 4

GROUP III: Track Electives

Complete three DIFFERENT (students can't receive credits for courses in both group II and group III) courses of electives from one of the following tracks (International, Intergroup/Organizational, Interpersonal).

International Track

Emphasizes challenge between nation, state and world systems.

   

Credits

CADR 301 International Conflict & Conflict Resolution 4
CADR 302 Cross-Cultural Conflict Analysis & Intervention 4
CADR 303 Studies in CADR 4
CADR 403 Resolving Environmental Conflict 4
CADR 404 Negotiation & Conflict Management in Business 4
CADR 405 Special Topics 4
CADR 490 Individual Directed Study 4
CADR 495 Individual Research 4
ECON 402 Comparative Economics Systems 3
ECON 415 Environmental and Natural Resource 3
ECON 441 International Economics 3
HIST 210 Introduction to World Religions 4
HIST 224 Hitler and the Third Reich 4
HIST 225 Holocaust: Extermination of Jews 4
HIST 312 History of Ireland in Modern Times 4
HIST 325 History of European Revolution Since 1815 4
HIST 355 The Middle East Since 1800 4
HIST 380 The American Military Experience 4
HIST 401 History of U.S. Foreign Relations 4
HIST 421 Europe in the 20th Century 4
HIST 451 World War I 4
HIST 452 The Second World War 4
HIST 453 The Cold War: A Global History 4
HIST 478 Ancient Military History 4
HIST 479 Medieval Military History 4
PHIL 301 Violence and Nonviolence 4
POSC 200 Political Ideologies 4
POSC 210 Introduction to International Relations 4
POSC 213 War and Peace in Middle East 4
POSC 215 American Foreign Policy 4
POSC 230 Judicial Processes and Politics          4
POSC 301 Political Parties and Pressure Groups 4
POSC 370 Democracy 4
POSC 408 Political Violence and Terrorism 4
POSC 409 Causes of War 4
POSC 411 International Law 4
POSC 415 The United Nations System 4
POSC 450 Civil Rights and Liberties 4
SOCI 250 Race Relations in Global Perspective 4
SOCI 339 Immigration 4

Intergroup/Organizational Track

Emphasizes conflict escalation based on group affiliation including areas such as cross-cultural, ethic, racial and gender conflict.

   

Credits

ACCT 248 Legal Environment 3
CADR 301 International Conflict & Conflict Resolution 4
CADR 302 Cross-Cultural Conflict Analysis & Intervention 4
CADR 303 Studies in CADR 4
CADR 403 Resolving Environmental Conflict 4
CADR 404 Negotiation & Conflict Management in Business 4
CADR 405 Special Topics 4
CADR 490 Individual Directed Study 4
CADR 495 Individual Research 4
CMAT 260 Fundamentals of Organizational Communication 4
CMAT 300 Intercultural Communication 4
CMAT 310 Small Group Discussion 4
CMAT 314 Conference and Meeting Management 4
CMAT 400 Advanced Communication Theory 4
CMAT 460 Applied Organizational Communication 4
ECON 300 Economic History of the United States 3
ECON 336 Public Sector Economics 3
ECON 381 Labor Economics 3
GEOG 199 Conservation & Resource Management 3
GEOG 202 Cultural Geography 3
GEOG 308 Principles of Planning 3
GEOG 402 Environmental Planning 3
HIST 308 Sectional Conflict and Civil War 4
HIST 376 Violence and Nonviolence in America 4
HIST 382 American Religious History 4
HIST 387 Racism and Discrimination 4
HIST 388 Civil Rights in American History 4
HIST 389 U.S. Environmental History 4
HIST 440 Minority Groups in United States History 4
MGMT 320 Management & Organizational Behavior 3
MGMT 492 Strategic Management 3
POSC 230 Judicial Processes and Politics 4
POSC 320 Public Policy Analysis 4
POSC 450 Civil Rights and Liberties 4
PSYC 306 Social Psychology 4
PSYC 401 Psychology of Law 4
PSYC 409 Environmental Psychology 4
PSYC 410 Multicultural Issues 4
SOCI 305 Sociology of Law 4
SOCI 320 Social Movements 4
SOCI 344 Complex Organizations 4

Interpersonal Track

Emphasizes conflict that may result from human factors such as miscommunication, misperception, misunderstanding and other forces that are manifest between individuals.

   

Credits

CADR 301 International Conflict & Conflict Resolution 4
CADR 302 Cross-Cultural Conflict Analysis & Intervention 4
CADR 303 Studies in CADR 4
CADR 403 Resolving Environmental Conflict 4
CADR 404 Negotiation & Conflict Management in Business 4
CADR 405 Special Topics 4
CADR 490 Individual Directed Study 4
CADR 495 Individual Research 4
CMAT 205 Interpersonal Communication 4
CMAT 304 Communication, Gender and Culture 4
CMAT 305 Interpersonal Communication II 4
CMAT 307 Interpersonal Conflict 4
CMAT 312 Nonverbal Communication 4
CMAT 315 Persuasion 4
CMAT 400 Advanced Communication Theory 4
CMAT 405 Family Communication 4
EDUC 210 School in a Diverse Society 3
HIST 213 Introduction to Gender Studies 4
HIST 379 Women and Family in Europe and the U.S. 4
HLTH 310 Stress and Stress Management 3
PHIL 203 Ethics 4
PHIL 315 Life and Death Issues in Health Care 4
PHIL 316 Philosophy and Feminism 4
PHIL 319 Law and Morality 4
PHIL 322 Existentialism 4
PHIL 323 Buddhist Philosophy 4
PSYC 300 Developmental Psychology 4
PSYC 306 Social Psychology 4
PSYC 333 Effective Parenting 4
PSYC 334 Psychology of Women 4
PSYC 335 Basic Helping Relationships 4
PSYC 336 Psychology of Men 4
SOCI 220 The Family 4
SOCI 225 Sociology of Conflict and Nonviolence 4
SOCI 304 Social Inequality 4
SOCI 314 Sociology of Gender 4
SOCI 325 Sexuality, Alternatives and Society 4
SOCI 326 Social Interaction 4