Document Type

Graduate Syllabus


Spring 2014



Course Number

DIPL 6004

Course Description

This course examines theories and research concerning the nature and causes of conflict at both the domestic and international levels, as well as methods for avoiding, managing or resolving such conflicts. It surveys theoretical frameworks from different disciplines. It would ground students the basic concepts of conflict resolution and skills of diagnosing social conflict. A second portion of the class focuses on the practice of conflict resolution and the connection between conflict analysis and intervention. This course will include a blend of lectures, class discussions, individual and group exercises, and simulation role plays.