CADR 200-001 FOUNDS OF CNFLCT & CONFLCT RES Surveys the basic practical and theoretical foundations of conflict and conflict resolution. Introduces students to the basic theories and practices of conflict resolution providing them with a grounding in theories of conflict, their application, the dynamics of conflict and an overview of key conflict resolution processes. Students learn to understand their own conflicts and how the theories, skills and practices of conflict resolution can make conflict productive. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIIB or IIIC (Prior to Fall 2008: IIB).
CADR 400-002 PRACTICUM & INTERNSHIP Provides a supervised and mentored experience practicing conflict resolution in local, regional, national or international organizations. Students are required to design their own practicum experience with the assistance of conflict analysis and dispute resolution faculty in order to best suit their particular interests, career goals and aspirations. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor and junior standing are required to register for the course. Must apply for the practicum experience the semester before registering for the class. May be taken twice for credit with a maximum of 4 credits toward the CADR major. Two or Three hours per week with enhancement.
CADR 404-001 NEGOT & CONFL MGMT IN BUS Business conflict can not only hurt profits but personal and professional relationships and, if left unchecked, can impact large groups of people outside the business setting. Conflict management techniques and processes are presented so that students will know how to more effectively manage conflict at an interpersonal level before they escalate into a scenario that requires more people to become involved and further drain business resources. Case studies, simulations and role-plays are used to teach conflict resolution skills that serve to prevent and manage conflicts from becoming destructive. Students will also learn how to become more effective negotiators through the use of interest-based tactics and strategies. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CADR 490-004 INDIVIDUAL DIRECTED STUDY Enables advanced students to pursue individualized work through field study or other projects of their own choosing, under the direction of a faculty member. Students may use the resources available at the Center for Conflict Resolution to become involved in on-going projects. May be repeated for a maximum of eight credits with faculty approval. Prerequisites: CADR 200, major in conflict analysis and dispute resolution, and permission of instructor. One to three hours per week with enhancement.
CADR 550-151 RESEARCH METHODS Explores various research methods for collecting, tracking, managing, and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data. Course includes a research project that employs various forms of data collection and analysis. Prerequisite: CADR 500. Three hours per week.
CADR 600-001 GRP PROCESS & COMPLX CONFL Explores the complexities of large group interventions including organizational, intergroup and international work. Topics include large group consensus processes, multi-party arbitration, negotiated rulemaking, external dynamics, engaging multiple levels of government and community, working internationally, and dealing with the media. Prerequisites: CADR 500 and CADR 510. Three hours per week.
CADR 651-004 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT A seminar that helps execute a professional development project. Opportunities for peer review and establishing incremental goals are available in this course. Students wishing to execute a professional development project must make this known in their first year of study and must complete and publicly present their project prior to the end of their final semester. Prerequisite: CADR 610 and permission of instructor. Three hours per week.
CADR 200-003 FOUNDS OF CNFLCT & CONFLCT RES Surveys the basic practical and theoretical foundations of conflict and conflict resolution. Introduces students to the basic theories and practices of conflict resolution providing them with a grounding in theories of conflict, their application, the dynamics of conflict and an overview of key conflict resolution processes. Students learn to understand their own conflicts and how the theories, skills and practices of conflict resolution can make conflict productive. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIIB or IIIC (Prior to Fall 2008: IIB).
CADR 302-002 CROSS-CULTURAL CONFL A & I Culture and its impact on the interactions of individuals and groups is the core concern of this course. The norms, roles, values, beliefs and traditions of various ethnic and racial groups are primordial to an understanding of why there is conflict among groups. This class emphasizes cultural awareness as a means of more fully understanding the dynamics of controversies among different groups and examines a variety of “rational” systems, belief and value structures that directly clash with those of neighboring groups. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CADR 610-151 WRKSHP, TRNG & CNFLT COACH Examines services provided by conflict resolution practitioners. Topics include constructing training workshops, coordinating programs for local organizations, and addressing professional development issues such as self marketing, developing and presenting conflict intervention products, developing and maintaining a client base, and writing reports and evaluations. Prerequisite: CADR 500. Three hours per week.