LEAD 120 - Introduction to Conflict Resolution Theory and Practice
This course introduces students to the psycho-social dynamics of conflict as it occurs at the interpersonal, organizational, and community levels of interaction. Various theories addressing the causes and stages of conflict will be presented in order to examine ways in which conflict functions to create and maintain personal identity, group boundaries, and in and out-group identities. Students will develop theoretical and practical frameworks within which to analyze and explore ways to resolve conflicts in settings ranging from home to the workplace. Particular attention will be paid to intractability in community relations and best practices for dispute management and resolution.