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Sample Courses

Introduction to Conflict Resolution Studies is a first-year course designed to develop an understanding of the roots and nature of human conflict, responses to conflict, and constructive ways to deal with conflict. Topics include mediation, negotiation, communication skills, and international peace building. This course is the gateway to all other Conflict Resolution Studies courses. 

Conflict and Culture is a second-year course that explores the relationship between conflict and culture, examines cultural differences in response to conflict, as well as the nature and origins of conflict between and among cultures. Special attention is given to inter-ethnic conflict in the modern world.

Trauma and Violence is a third-year course that explores the causes, dynamics, and consequences of violence. Students engage with research in crisis theory, and learn practical skills for crisis first aid and longer-term community interventions.

Practicum is a supervised work experience in a setting related to conflict resolution. It is a chance to gain work experience related to your studies and integrate your work experience with the rest of your courses.

More sample courses include:

  • Conflict and Communication
  • Conflict in the Family
  • Coaching and Mediation Skills
  • Legal Systems and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Restorative Justice
  • Women and Peacemaking
  • Workplace Conflict Resolution
  • Nonviolent Social Change
  • Human Rights and Conflict Resolution

Clicking on the links below will open a new browser window and take you to the UWinnipeg main site for complete CRS course information:

UWinnipeg Timetable and Registration Materials (See the "Conflict Resolution Studies" section for course offerings.)