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 a GWAR course, JEPET, or pass ENG 414 Elements of Writing, before receiving the certificate

Note:  Courses in the certificate may be substituted on advisement.  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
Alternative Models of Conflict Resolution
Units chosen from the following:
3-6
AFRS 660 Civil Rights Movement and Education  
COMM 534 Mediation Theory and Practice
COMM 543 Dialogues Across Differences
GPS 315/
I R 315/
PHIL 315
Introduction to Global Peace Studies
GPS 375/
PHIL 375
Peace, Law, and Human Rights in the U.S.
HUM 366 India's Gandhi
IBUS 659 Introduction to International Business Negotiating
I R 432 Model United Nations (4)
LABR 400 Union Structure and Administration
LABR 511/
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
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  
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/
USP 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)
WGS 301 Women in Groups: Communication and Process
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 513/
USP 513
Politics, Law, and Urban Environment (4)
GPS 375/
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
LABR 553/
SOC 553
Labor Standards and Corporate Social Responsibility
PHIL 335 Law and Society
PLSI 466 Racial Politics and American Democracy (4)
P A 301/
PLSI 301
Public Administration and Democracy (4)
PLSI 551 Judicial Power in Public Policy Making (4)
PLSI 553 Legal Issues (4)
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 525/
LABR 525/
S S 525
Diversity in the Workplace  
ECON 511/
LABR& 511
Collective Bargaining [If not selected in the core.]
IBUS 330 International Business and Multicultural Relations
IBUS 517 Legal Environment of World Business
IBUS 659 Introduction to International Business Negotiating [If not selected in the core.]
LABR 400 Union Structure and Administration [If not selected in the core.]
LABR 500 Labor and Government
PSY 461 Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology
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 315/
IR 315/
PHIL 315
Introduction to Global Peace Studies [If not selected in the core.]
HUM 366 India's Gandhi [If not selected in the core]
IR 330 World Law
I R 331 Global Environmental Crisis (4)
I R 332 International Criminal Law
I R 432 Model United Nations (4) [If not selected in the core.]
I R 433 Model Arab LeaguePrerequisite: I R 324.
JS 501/
HUM 501/
PHIL 501
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
JS 560/
IR 530
The Arab-Israeli Conflict
PHIL 435 Human Rights in Global Perspective
SOC 461 Ethnic Relations: International Comparisons (4)
WGS 536 Gender, Globalization and Women’s Human Rights
WGS 571 Gender, Poverty, and Globalization
Total for certificate 21-30


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