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
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
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.