CONF 320: Interpersonal Conflict Analysis and Resolution

CONF 320-K01: Interpersonal Conflict
(Spring 2023)

05:00 PM to 07:40 PM W

Mason Korea (119 Songdomunhwa-ro, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, Korea) G204

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Section Information for Spring 2023

This course explores a variety of theories, models, and frameworks for analyzing and resolving interpersonal conflict. In this course we will approach the understanding interpersonal conflict as foundational to the study of all kinds of conflicts and conflict dynamics, those in families, in groups, organizations, those in international relations and in community settings. Students will examine the various dimensions of one’s self and social interaction that lead to interpersonal conflict situations. Students will have an opportunity to consider a range of possible interpersonal conflicts, their possible associated causes, and methods of inquiry that lead to resolution. Of equal importance, students will learn and practice skills for responding constructively to conflict and engaging in difficult conversations. Through analysis, exercises, and role plays, students will reflect on “who am I and what do I bring to this particular conflict?” and further, “what are my range of options to begin the resolution process?” Reflection is encouraged at both the individual level and the group level to further develop skills and deepen understanding.

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

When, where, and why do relationships experience conflict? When are these conflicts productive and when are they toxic? How can you create space for problem solving and healing within relationships? In this course you will gain a greater understanding of assessing and intervening in conflicts as they arise between individuals and in small groups, learning concepts and skills for understanding the causes, patterns, systems and dynamics of difficult issues and situations. You will engage with different dimensions of interpersonal conflicts, from personality and individual differences, to relational history and context, to culture and worldview. Through hands-on tutorials, role plays and case studies, you will leave this course with a better sense of how to transform conflict through relationship-building, whether at work, as a professional, or in your daily life. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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