Conflict Resolution Studies
Courses Available - Winter 2017
NEGOTIATION THEORY AND PRACTISE
CRS-2431-050 (3) Thursday 6:00-9:00pm
This course examines the theory and practice of negotiation, including topics such as negotiating skills, contextual factors, agreement implementation and follow-up, multilateral negotiation, and third party intervention.
CONFLICT IN THE FAMILY II
CRS-2261-050 (3) Tuesday 6:00-9:00pm
Building upon the systemic family theory and the life cycle processes studied in Conflict in the Family I, this course closely examines specific family conflicts in marital relations, parents with younger children, parents with adolescents, single parents, step and blended families, and same-sex couples. Drawing from class discussion, the academic literature, and personal anecdotes, family relational conflict is explored for both its deepening potential and its inhibiting power.
CONFLICT AND COMMUNICATION
CRS-2252-051 (3) Thursday 6:00-9:00pm
This course provides some theoretical underpinnings of the dynamics of communication in interpersonal and small group conflict. Issues surrounding diversity are examined in depth, specifically with respect to individual and cultural differences. Direct instruction is provided in the analysis, development, and implementation of self-management and interpersonal communication skills to enhance healthy relationships and prevent dysfunctional conflict in daily life.
CONFLICT THEORY AND ANALYSIS
CRS-2210-051 (3) Wednesday 6-9pm
Analyzing social and interpersonal conflict lays the ground work for effective conflict resolution. Students encounter and critique various theoretical perspectives such as individual characteristics, social process, and social structural theories. Students evaluate the usefulness of these theories by applying them to different conflict situations, and develop their abilities to identify conflict resolution strategies appropriate to the conflict analysis.
HUMANITARIAN AID AND CONFLICT
IDS/CRS-3901-050 (3) Monday 6:00-9:00pm
This course focuses on the problems of providing assistance in complex emergencies, where armed conflict has generated crises requiring a humanitarian response. It covers the nature of contemporary armed conflict, the actors involved in responding to complex emergencies, and the many dimensions of humanitarian aid and intervention. Through analysis of aid's impacts on the conflict and its effectiveness at meeting human needs, the course explores models of humanitarian assistance that minimize negative impacts.
Prerequisites: CRS-1200 or IDS-1100 and 45 credit hours of university credit, or permission of the instructor.
CONFLICT AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE OTHER
CRS/IDS-4910-001 (3) Tuesday/Thursday, 4:00-5:15pm
This seminar addresses a central question raised in post-colonial theory about the way humans construct and maintain an understanding of the Other. We ask the question, "Have scholars found the idea of the Other useful as a synthesizing concept?" This problem-based, interdisciplinary seminar considers particular sites of struggle in cultural, social, and individual contexts. Finally, we ask about the implications of this inquiry for our cultural, social, and individual circumstances.
Prerequisites: CRS-1200 and CRS-2210, and CRS-3220 or IDS-1100, and IDS-2110 and IDS-3111.
Other requirements: Permission of the instructor.
For information on how to register for this course please see Registration Process and Procedures.