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 WRKSHP, TRNG & CNFLT COACH (Fall 2019)
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.