INTS 305: Conflict Resolution and Transformation

INTS 305-001: Conflict Resolution & Transformation
(Spring 2015)

10:30 AM to 01:10 PM WF

Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 122

Section Information for Spring 2015

The purpose of this course is for students to develop a holistic understanding of conflict and 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 conflicts that we become entrenched in, and to realize our role in perpetuating these conflicts. In this course, we will look deep into ourselves to examine how our core values and practices affect our relationships with others and the world around us. The hope is that the insights gained through this exploration will empower us to transform the conflicts that we experience, 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.

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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