Conflict Resolution

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Dean: Joel Kassiola

College of Business
Dean: Nancy Hayes

College of Ethnic Studies
Dean: Kenneth Monteiro

College of Health and Human Services
Dean: Don Taylor

College of Humanities
Dean: Paul Sherwin

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

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

Note: At least three courses in the certificate must have a prefix that is different from the student's major..

On-line course descriptions are available.

Core Requirements Units
Introduction to Conflict Resolution
Units chosen from the following:
3-4
COMM 531 Conflict Resolution (4)  
PSY 547 Social Conflict and Conflict Resolution
Prerequisites: 6 units of upper division psychology or consent of instructor.
Alternative Models of Conflict Resolution
Units chosen from the following:
3-6
AFRS 660 Civil Rights Movement and Education  
COMM 543 Dialogues Across Differences
GPS/I R/
PHIL 315
Introduction to Global Peace Studies
GPS/
PHIL 375
Peace, Law, and Human Rights in the U.S.
HUM 366 India's Gandhi
IBUS 659 Introduction to International Business Negotiating
Prerequisite: MGMT 405.
I R 432 Model United Nations (4)
LABR 400 Union Structure and Administration
LABR/
ECON 511
Collective Bargaining
Communication Skills
Units chosen from the following:
3-4
COMM 502 Interpersonal Communication (4)  
COMM 521 Group Discussion (4)
PSY 645 Group Processes Prerequisite: a general introductory course in psychology.
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 EmphasisOne 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.
 
COMM 503 Gender and Communication (4)
COMM 515 Family Communication (4)
COMM 525 Sexual Identity and Communication (4)
COMM 542 Intracultural Communication (4)
COMM 543 Dialogues Across Differences (4) [If not selected in the core.]
ETHS 571 Women, Class, and Race
GEOG 667/
URBS 515
Race, Poverty, and Urban Environment (4)
PSY 440 Social Psychology
PSY 441 The Psychology of the Family
PSY 455 Cross-cultural Psychology
PSY 525 Community Psychology
RAZA 680 La Raza and Community Organizing
SW 640 Family Mediation
SOC 340 Social Psychology
SOC 464 Families and Society (4)
WOMS 301 Women in Groups: Communication and Process
WOMS 511 Women and Violence
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  
AFRS 376 Government, Constitution, and Black Citizens
AFRS 660 Civil Rights Movement and Education [If not selected in the core.]
COMM 461 Issues in Free Speech (4)
C J 300 Criminal Justice: A Cross-disciplinary Perspective (4)
ETHS 600/
HIST 466
History of U.S. People of Color: Comparative Analysis
ETHS 665 Asian American Community and Public Policy
GEOG 668/
PLSI/
URBS 513
Politics, Law, and Urban Environment (4)
GPS/
PHIL 375
Peace, Law, and Human Rights in the U.S. [If not selected in the core.]
HIST 465 American Ethnic and Racial Relations II: 1890-Present
PHIL 335 Law and Society
PLSI 466 Racial Politics and American Democracy (4)
P A/
PLSI 301
Public Administration and Democracy (4)
PLSI 551 Judicial Power in Public Policy Making (4)
Prerequisite: PLSI 200 or equivalent.
PLSI 553 Legal Issues (4)
Prerequisite: PLSI 551 or 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
Total for certificate 21-37
Emphasis in Labor/Business Issues
Units chosen from the list below or from the other emphases on advisement.
9
ANTH/LABR/
S S 525
Diversity in the Workplace  
ECON/
LABR 511
Collective Bargaining [If not selected in the core.]
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 [If not selected in the core.]
LABR 500 Labor and Government
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
COMM 541 Intercultural Communication (4)  
GPS/IR/
PHIL 315
Introduction to Global Peace Studies [If not selected in the core.]
HUM 366 India's Gandhi [If not selected in the core]
I R 331 Global Environmental Crisis (4)
I R 432 Model United Nations (4) [If not selected in the core.]
I R 433 Model Arab LeaguePrerequisite: 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)
WOMS 571 Women, Poverty, and Globalization
Total for certificate 21-30


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