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Conflict Resolution for College Students (FYS)
Spring 2024
Section: 01  

Human interaction inevitably results in conflict. Yet not all conflict is destructive; at times conflict can lead to growth. The college years are replete with examples of interpersonal conflicts, such as those with roommates, friends, family, professors, employers, and strangers. In addition, students may be part of a team or organization and conflict can happen at the organizational level as well. Further, individuals and organizations are embedded within different cultural contexts, which can also yield conflicts with other cultures in terms of values and priorities.

This course will focus on the psychological causes and consequences of interpersonal, intergroup, and intercultural conflict. Topics discussed will include the role of power, status, trust, communication, and social identity as well as different models of negotiation and mediation. Students will learn about various theories related to the causes of conflict along with practical strategies for navigating conflict in ways that are constructive.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS PSYC
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PSYC)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on MAY-28-2024
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