Conflict Resolution

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Dean: Joel Kassiola

College of Business
Dean: Gerald Platt (Acting)

College of Ethnic Studies
Dean: Tomás Almaguer

College of Health and Human Services
Dean: Donald P. Zingale

College of Humanities
Dean: Paul Sherwin

Conflict Resolution Program
HUM 484
415-338-6544
Co-director: Susan Shimanoff

HSS 382
415-338-2985
Co-director: Genie Stowers

Program

Certificate in Conflict Resolution


Program Scope

The purpose of this certificate is to learn to manage conflicting positions in various contexts and to develop constructive ways to engage in dispute management or conflict negotiation. Students may use this certificate to enhance their understanding of the critical role that conflict and its resolution plays in the world today. This certificate would complement degree programs in speech and communication, criminal justice, labor studies, ethnic studies, business, international relations, psychology, and political science.

Career Outlook

Completion of the certificate contributes to a student's preparation for employment in such fields as counseling, criminal justice, diplomacy, education, government, human resources, international relations, labor, law, management, mediation, public relations, and social work.

CERTIFICATE IN CONFLICT RESOLUTION

It is recommended that General Education Segment I be completed prior to students beginning this program. GE Segment I courses which are prerequisites to these courses are not listed below. Students must pass JEPET or pass ENG 414, Elements of Writing, before receiving the certificate.

On-line course descriptions are available. Note: At least four courses in the certificate must have a prefix that is different from the student's major.

Core Requirements Units
Introduction to Conflict Resolution
Units chosen from the following:
3-4
PSY 547 Social Conflict and Conflict Resolution
Prerequisites: 6 units of upper division psychology or consent of instructor.
 
SPCH 531 Conflict Resolution (4)
Alternative Models of Conflict Resolution
Units chosen from the following:
3-6
BL S 660 Civil Rights Movement and Education  
GPS 315 Introduction to Global Peace Studies
IBUS 659 Introduction to International Business Negotiating
Prerequisite: MGMT 405.
LABR/ECON 511 Collective Bargaining
Communication Skills
Units chosen from the following:
3-4
PSY 645 Group Processes
Prerequisite: a general introductory course in psychology.
 
SPCH 502 Interpersonal Communication (4)
SPCH 521 Group Discussion (4)
SPCH 543 Dialogues Across Differences (4)
Conflict Resolution Internship
Specific course to be taken for internship, with focus on conflict resolution placement, is made on advisement
3-4
  Total for core 12-18
Area of Emphasis
One of the emphases listed below
9-19
  Total for certificate 21-37
Emphasis in Family/Culture/Community Issues
Units chosen from the list below or from the other emphases on advisement
9-12
 AA S 680 Community: Changes and Development
Prerequisites: 6 units of upper division course work in AA S or consent of instructor.
 
 ETHS 571 Women, Class, and Race
 PSY 440 Social Psychology
 PSY 441 The Psychology of the Family
 PSY 455 Cross-cultural Psychology
 PSY 525 Community Psychology
 SOC 340 Social Psychology
 RAZA 680 La Raza and Community Organizing
 SPCH 503 Gender and Communication (4)
 SPCH 515 Family Communication (4)
 SPCH 525 Sexual Identity and Communication (4)
 SPCH 542 Intracultural Communication (4)
 SPCH 543 Dialogues Across Differences (4) [If not selected in the core.]
 WOMS 301 Women in Groups: Communication and Process
 WOMS 511 Women and Violence
 URBS 515/
 GEOG 667
Race, Poverty, and Urban Environment (4)
  Total for certificate 21-30
Emphasis in Legal/Political Issues in the United States
Units chosen from the list below or from the other emphases on advisement
9-19
 AIS 460 Power and Politics in American Indian History  
 BL S 376 Government, Constitution, and Black Citizens
 BL S 660 Civil Rights Movement and Education [If not selected in the core.]
 C J 300 Criminal Justice: A Cross-disciplinary Perspective (4)
 ETHS 600 History of U.S. People of Color: Comparative Analysis
 ETHS 665 Asian American Community and Public Policy
 GPS 375 Peace, Law, and Human Rights in the U.S.
 HIST 465 American Ethnic and Racial Relations II: 1890-Present
 PHIL 335 Law and Society
 PLSI 466 Racial Politics and American Democracy (4)
 PLSI/URBS  513/GEOG  668 Politics, Law, and Urban Environment (4)
 PLSI 501 American Bureaucracy (4)
 PLSI 551 Judicial Power in Public Policy Making (4)
Prerequisite: PLSI 200 or equivalent.
 PLSI 553 Legal Issues (4)
Prerequisite: PLSI 551 or PLSI 552 or consent of instructor; PLSI 200 is the prerequisite to PLSI 551 and 552.
 RAZA 430 Race, Crime, and Justice
 RAZA 590 Environmental Justice: Raza Issues
 SPCH 461 Issues in Free Speech (4)
  Total for certificate 21-37
Emphasis in Labor/Business Issues
Units chosen from the list below or from the other emphases on advisement.
9
 IBUS 330 International Business and Multicultural Relations
Prerequisite: 1 economics course recommended.
 
 IBUS 517 Legal Environment of World Business
Prerequisite: IBUS 330.
 IBUS 659 Introduction to International Business Negotiating [If not selected in the core.]
Prerequisite: MGMT 405.
 LABR 400 Union Structure and Administration
 LABR 500 Labor and Government
 LABR 511 Collective Bargaining [If not selected in the core.]
 LABR 525 Diversity in the Workplace
 PSY 461 Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Prerequisite: PSY 200 or equivalent.
  Total for certificate 21
Emphasis in International Issues
Units chosen from the list below or from the other emphases on advisement.
9-12
 GPS 315 Introduction to Global Peace Studies [If not selected in the core.]  
 HUM 366 India's Gandhi
 I R 331 Global Environmental Crisis (4)
 I R 432 Model United Nations (2)
 I R 433 Model Arab League
Prerequisite: I R 324.
 JS/HUM/PHIL  501 Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
 PHIL 435 Human Rights in Global Perspective
 SOC 461 Ethnic Relations: International Comparisons (4)
 SPCH 541 Intercultural Communication (4)
 WOMS 571 Women, Poverty, and Globalization
Total for certificate 21-30

In addition to being offered through the regular university, the undergraduate certificate is also offered through Open University to non-matriculated students. The College of Extended Learning screens potential students to ensure all admission standards and prerequisites are met.

 



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