While refining students' analytical and critical skills, this course offers intensive examination of specific issues related to conflict and communication at interpersonal, social, and cultural levels. Possible topics may include environmental communication, alternative dispute resolution, civil rights and communication, and political communication. Repeatable for credit with different topics.
Current Semester InformationKent Menzel
328A: Tps:Mediate & Negotiate
Tps:Mediation and Negotiation as Forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution
In this course we will begin with the study basic theories of conflict as a foundation for an exploration of the major strategies of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation, negotiation, and arbitration. In addition to the analysis of case studies, students in the course will have the opportunity to create, prepare, and participate in conflict resolution role-playing scenarios.