INTS 305: Conflict Resolution and Transformation

INTS 305-001: Conflict Resolution and Transformation
(Spring 2014)

10:30 AM to 01:10 PM WF

Krug Hall 19

Section Information for Spring 2014

The purpose of this course is for students to develop a holistic understanding of conflict and of how and why it occurs from the intrapersonal level to the international level. Each one of us has the capacity to become better at dealing with the conflicts that we become entrenched in and to realize our own role in perpetuating these conflicts. In this course we will look deep into ourselves to find what is at our core and examine how this affects our relationships with others and with the world around us. The hope is that the insights that we gain through this exploration will empower us to transform the conflicts that we experience in our day-to-day lives, and contribute to developing more peaceful communities and societies.

In this class we will also be intentional about developing practical skills to use in resolving conflicts, as well as critical lenses to prevent us from superficial resolutions that do not fully address issues. We will not only explore the skills involved in conflict transformation but we will also look at the art of peacebuilding, especially as it relates to creativity and the ability to envision a completely new relationship between enemies. We will explicitly connect to this to the role that we can play as individuals in global conflicts.

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 6

Examines the nature and dynamics of conflict and ways to resolve and transform conflict. Experiential learning is used as the vehicle through which students explore their assumptions about communication and develop their skills for resolving interpersonal conflicts. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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