CONF 101: Conflict and Our World

CONF 101-K01: Conflict and Our World
(Fall 2023)

09:00 AM to 11:40 AM F

Mason Korea (119 Songdomunhwa-ro, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, Korea) G302

Section Information for Fall 2023

The course includes an overview of the field; origins and causes of conflict; some basic theories important to all scholars; how to map a conflict; and strategies for resolving a conflict. Key questions that will be explored include: What is conflict? What are the causes/roots of conflict? Why do individuals make certain choices in situations of conflict? What are some of the major models and approaches used to help understand and resolve conflicts?

CONF 101, like the CAR field, will be examined through the integrated lenses of theory, research and practice (also known as intervention). This is also an interactive course that will use seminar style discussions of the readings and will include group projects, presentations, movies, games and other experiential learning-based activities.

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Brief history of field, survey of key conflict resolution themes and theories, and intervention methods. Overview includes general factors of conflict and its resolution; and nature of conflict in interpersonal, group, organizational, and international situations. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture, Recitation
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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