ORLJ 6350: Advanced Practicum in Conflict Resolution, Part I

(3 credits)

This is an applied course that builds on the theories, models and concepts from the Fundamentals Course (ORLJ 6040) and the skills learned in the Basic Practicum (ORLJ 5340). This course explores some of the theories and intervention skills needed when conflicts of interest are compounded by complexity and perceived and/or real social identity differences. It is primarily concerned with how group differences (such as class, power, culture, race, and gender) can affect negotiation and mediation. The class will also explore how varying levels of conflict intensity and complexity may affect the resolution of conflict. Students will engage in readings, self-reflection exercises and journal writing, case analyses, in-class discussions and conflict simulation exercises.

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