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Undergraduate Minor in
Dispute Management and Resolution

Courses

The 18-credit minor in dispute management and resolution is composed of two required courses, plus four additional courses selected from a list of available courses in consultation with an adviser. A grade of "C" or better is required in all courses that you take to fulfill requirements for the minor.

Required Courses (6 credits)

  • 3
    credits

    This class is designed as an opportunity to explore the complexities of interpersonal communication and to develop a repertoire of interpersonal communication skills.

  • 3
    credits

    Introductory analysis of the employment relationship and the interrelated interests of management, workers, unions, and the public.

    • GS

      The credits earned in this course may be applied toward the Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS) requirement.

Additional Courses (select 12 credits)

9 of the 12 credits much be taken at 400 level. 

    • 3
      credits

      Theories and strategies important for conceptualizing, developing, and managing conflict negotiation, mediation, and third-party intervention.

    • or:
      3
      credits

      This course examines dispute resolution procedures in unionized and nonunion workplaces.

      • Prerequisite

        LHR 100

  • 3
    credits

    This course addresses that knowledge and skill deficit by walking students through the major concepts, theories, underlying research methods, and ethical dilemmas faced in small groups.

  • 3
    credits

    Course foci center on contemporary theory and research, interpersonal communication in personal and professional relationships, and a research practicum in which students conduct an original research study.

  • 3
    credits

    Explores the nature and functions of communication in organizations, with emphasis on concepts, tools, and skills for effective management of communication.

    • Prerequisite

      CAS 202 or CAS 252

  • 3
    credits

    Survey of individual and family formal and informal intervention efforts; historical and current perspectives and approaches.

    • Prerequisite

      HDFS 129

  • 3
    credits

    Strategies for, and roles of professional specialists in, the solution of problems in human development and family functioning.

    • Prerequisite

      HDFS 312W and 6 credits in human development and family studies or psychology

  • 3
    credits

    Employment relations and legislative and policy responses to labor force issues of racial and gender inequality.

  • 3
    credits

    This course examines, at an advanced level, the theory, practice, and impact of the major phases of union organizing, collective bargaining, and contract administration.

  • 3
    credits

    Characteristics of modern nation-states and forces governing their international relations; nationalism; imperialism; diplomacy; current problems of war and peace.

  • 3
    credits

    A survey of traditional and contemporary conceptual frameworks and theoretical approaches for the analysis of international relations.

    • Prerequisite

      PLSC 14 or HIST 181

  • 3
    credits

    Personnel selection, training, accident prevention, morale, and organizational behavior.

  • 3
    credits

    Survey of theory and research with respect to attitudes, morale, and motivation of employees and management.

    • Prerequisite

      PSYCH 100; PSYCH 200 or STAT 200

  • 3–4
    credits

    Focuses on historical patterns and current status of racial, ethnic and cultural groups and issues locally, nationally, and internationally.

    • GS

      This course can be used to satisfy the Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS) requirement.

  • 3
    credits

    Work and occupational life in modern society; work in the past, present, and future.

Course Availability

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