Focuses on the variety of root sources of conflict between nation states. Underscores the early detection and successful prevention of large-scale acts of aggression and violence between nation states. Case studies will be employed to understand and explain these international disputes. Some key players in these conflicts will serve as resource persons for class. Three hours per week with enhancement.
MEDIATION THEORY & PRACT
Engages students in the major debates and nuances of practice in the field, specifically focusing on the interpersonal level of intervention. Distinctions will be made concerning various mediation styles and various schools of thought on how and when to intervene in a case. Students will create models of practice from a wide range of process skills and approaches and will apply process and analytical knowledge to cases possessing various levels of complexity. Prerequisite: CADR 510. Three hours per week.
FIELD PRACTICUM I
An intensive, semester-long practicum, focused on practical field-based experiential learning. An academic program coordinator will assist in developing a practicum site and project. The course requires an average of five-six hours per week throughout the semester in addition to the time reserved for classroom activity, reading, and research for the final project. Prerequisites: CADR 500 and CADR 520. Five to six hours per week.
STRUC & SYSTM CONFL & DISP SYS
Examines the hidden sources of conflicts that are often embedded in social, legal, political and organizational structures and systems. Emphasizes rules, regulations, roles, contractual obligations, laws, informal agreements and other ties that bind people together to create conflict among individuals and groups. Examines organizations, institutions or governments for root causes of conflict. Three hours per week.
RESEARCH THESIS PROJECT
A seminar that assists with the thesis process which leads to a project of publishable quality. Opportunities for peer review and establishing incremental goals are available in this course. Students wishing to conduct a thesis must make this known in their first year of study and must complete and publicly present their thesis prior to the end of their final semester. Prerequisite: CADR 550 and permission of instructor. Three hours per week.