Document Type

Graduate Syllabus


Spring 2018



Course Number

DIPL 6250

Course Description

This course explores conflicts and conflict resolution in plural and culturally diverse societies. Cultural variety and differences can be sources of conflict as well as tools for resolving conflicts. The goal of the course is to introduce students to the importance of understanding cultural diversity for the analysis of social conflict and to learn constructive ways of dealing with adversity that may occur through intercultural encounters. We will focus on both conflict analysis as well as conflict resolution practice through the lens of various cultures. Cases studies will be used to analyze and apply theoretical and practical frameworks pertaining to cultural diversity and conflict in plural societies.