Document Type

Graduate Syllabus


Spring 2020



Course Number

DIPL 6104

Course Description

The ability to negotiate and manage conflicts effectively has become an essential skill in international diplomacy, as well as in our organizational and personal settings. Negotiation is the art and science of securing an agreement between two or more independent parties. This course is an introduction to the wide variety of approaches to the analysis and practice of negotiation and is intended to provide a solid foundation for further inquiry and application. Students will learn the history of thinking about negotiation, frameworks for analyzing negotiation, and the roles of various factors (influences and contexts, tactics and strategies) on the negotiation process and outcome. This course will include a blend of lectures, class discussions, individual and group exercises, and negotiation role plays in class.