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Course Descriptions


CRES-155   Introduction to Conflict Resolution: Science and Art
3 Credits (Interdisciplinary andEmerging Issues Core)

The purpose of this course is to introduce stu- dents to both different perspectives on conflict and different  strategies for resolving conflict. Conflict will be explored in different contexts, including intergroup conflict, cross-cultural con- flict, and international conflict, with an emphasis on interpersonal conflict. Most importantly, stu- dents will be asked to reflect on their own style of conflict resolution and the pertinence of the material covered to conflict resolution in their own lives. Course content will include experi-ential learning and role play. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as HEED-155.

CRES-201   Conflict and Process
3 Credits

This course provides students with knowledge about different conflict resolution processes–e.g., mediation, negotiation, arbitration, and facilita- tion. Role plays will be used to demonstrate the use of these processes and to provide students with an opportunity to practice conflict  resolu- tion skills. Prerequisite:  CRES-155/HEED-155. (3 hours weekly)

CRES-203   Restorative Justice
3 Credits

This course introduces  students to the funda- mental principles and practice of restorative justice.  Students will explore  the needs and roles of key stakeholders (victims,  offenders, communities, justice system), outline the basic principles and values of restorative justice and learn some of the primary models of practice. Throughout the course, emphasis is placed on how the theories and practices of restorative justice radically reframe the traditional notions of the American criminal justice and education systems. Specifically, students will be challenged to examine the differences between restorative and retributive systems through a lens of multi- cultural perspectives and experiences. Students explore the use of restorative practices, such as reconciliation, to repair the harm to communi- ties affected by mass victimizations or collective violence. (3 hours weekly)  NOTE: Also listed as CRIM-203.




hcc catalogue '11-'12

Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomedical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial Planning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
First-Year Experience - FYEX
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG
Geology - GEOL

German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Women's Studies - WMST