Undergraduate Core Courses

CR 301U Introduction to Conflict Resolution (4)

Introduces conflict resolution studies. Explores both the nature of conflict and our understanding of what resolution seeks to achieve. Emphasizes strategies students currently employ toward resolving conflict in their own lives, with suggestions and examples that broaden their understanding of what is possible. Small groups, simulated conflict situations, role plays, and examples from community service provide students with the opportunity to both better understand their own strategies and develop new ones.

CR 302U Introduction to Peace Studies (4)

This introduction course explores the general questions of peace with units on history of peace, nonviolent conflict resolution, religious and philosophical peace orientations, costs and benefits of war and peace, laws of war and peace, selected peace leader biographies.

CR 307 Conflict Management Skills (4)

Interactive survey or practical array of conflict management competencies with units on facilitation, consensus building, mediation, conflict analysis, conflict mapping, de-escalation, negotiation, conflict management system design, community organizing, conflict management careers. Theory, simulations, and student team presentations generate new competencies and evaluative opportunities.

CR 310U Fundamentals of Conflict Resolution (4)

Undergraduate introduction to the study of foundational concepts in the field of conflict resolution. The course also introduces the impact that conflict resolution practice may have on the critique and construction of theory. Professional ethical issues and other dilemmas in conflict resolution practice are also studied.

CR 311U Introduction to Conflict Resolution Psychology (4)

Introduction to the psychological research and insights that illuminate conflict resolution theory and practice. A dual focus on both methods and research.

CR 312 Introduction to Intercultural Conflict Resolution (4)

Intercultural conflict resolution explored through intercultural communication theory, and through study of its relationship to processes of conflict and outcomes of resolution.  Considers how intercultural conflict resolution operates within ourselves, among ourselves, and in the personal, professional, and world at large through dialogue, interaction, and the creative arts.

CR 411 Conflict Resolution Career Preparation (4)

Community-based learning of variety and breadth of conflict transformation and peacebuilding through a combination of visits, field experience and project work. Development of reflective practice habits through online seminar discussion.

Choose 28 credits from CR electives

* Electives (may include other CR courses as our field evolves and as approved by CR adviser)