ADP Conflict Studies/Dispute Resolution Curriculum

 

All students enrolled in the Conflict Studies and Dispute Resolution program will take a series of core courses that explore:

  • The complex nature and historical underpinnings of conflict,
  • conflict theory and analysis,
  • Intervention strategies of conflict resolution including creative problem solving, mediation, negotiation, facilitation, and consensus building,
  • The principles of restorative justice as a critical component of healing relationships between victim, offender, community, as well as the role of the justice system in that process.

Required Course Curriculum - B.S. Conflict Studies and Dispute Resolution

  CR 301  Dynamics of Conflict   3
  CR 304  Communication & Conflict   3
  CR 306 Facilitating Change through Creative Problem  Solving   3
  CR 308  Courtroom Alternatives   3
  CR 310  Labor Relations   3
  CR 312  Restorative Justice: Philosophy & Process   3
  PS/PH 330  Conflict & Cooperation   3
  HS/LW 410  Child & Family Law   3
  CR 401  Negotiation: Theory & Practice   3
  CR 402  Mediation: Theory & Practice   3
  CR 403  Facilitation & Consensus Building   3
  CR 404  Senior Seminar   3
   Total  (36)  
     
Elective in major (optional)    
CR 405  Conflict Studies Internship*   3

 Students may be eligible to transfer in as many as 90 credits.

   General Education Requirements  (12)
 COM 151  Public Speaking    3
 EN 101  College Writing    3
 EN 102  Writing in the Humanities    3
 PS 402  Symposium    3
     
   Specific General Education Core Modules  (30)
   General Education Elective    3
   Intercultural Elective    3
   Interdisciplinary Elective    3
   Literature and Arts    3
   Math    3
   Moral Reasoning    3
   Political Science/History/Geography    3
   Religious Studies    3
   Science    3
   Sociology/Psychology/Economics    3
   General Electives Required  (42)
   Writing Centered Course (Upper Level)     3
   general elective    3
   general elective    3
   general elective    3
   general elective    3
   general elective    3
   general elective    3
   general elective    3
   general elective    3
   general elective    3
   general elective    3
   general elective    3
   general elective    3
   general elective    3

Students are required to have 120 credits to graduate.

*CR 405 Conflict Studies Internship may be taken as an elective in order to provide students the opportunity for relevant field experience. The Internship will require 120 field hours at a location to be determined by the student, faculty advisor, and agency providing the practicum experience.  Students will register for CR 405 in a given semester and complete 120 field hours in no more than two consecutive sessions, i.e. 14 weeks. The program chairperson shall determine oversight of the internship.