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hcc catalogue '11-'12

Social Sciences - Programs of Study

Conflict Resolution
A.A. Degree (Transfer) An Arts and Sciences Area of Study
Application Code 253
For curriculum information, contact the Social Sciences and Teacher Education Division—Room ST-149—443-518-1620.

Conflict is part of life and exists between and among individuals, groups, and nations. The Conflict Resolution area of study teaches students theory and skills that will help them to resolve conflicts in many settings. This area of study is founded on theory and skills in psychology, sociology, philosophy, and conflict resolution. Students will learn how conflicts arise from an interpersonal and social perspective. Students will also learn many ways that conflicts can be handled and how professionals have learned to help resolve conflicts peacefully between and among individuals, groups, and in the world. The Conflict Resolution area of study will work in partnership with the Howard Community College Mediation and Conflict Resolution Center (HCC MCRC), and students will find opportunities to observe and practice skills in class and in cooperation with the HCC MCRC. Students will be able to transfer to four-year programs in Maryland and other states. Students who complete a BA degree in conflict resolution (or other similar title) can find employment in a number of settings, including criminal justice, government, business, human resources, labor, health, and education.

Students enrolled in transfer patterns must take a
minimum of 30 credits in General Education. Each student’s
total of general education and required courses must equal
at least 60 semester hours of credit.
CompositionENGL-121 College Composition3
Humanities, Arts &
 Literature1Humanities Core Course (see p. 62)

Arts Core Course (see p. 62)

Literature Core Course (see p. 61)9-11
Social SciencesECON-102 Principles of Economics (Micro)3

HIST-122 Western Civilization and the

Pre-Modern World


HIST-123 Western Civilization and

the Modern World3
ScienceScience Core Courses (see p. 64;

must include one course with lab) 7-8
MathematicsMathematics Core Course (see p. 64)3-5
InterdisciplinaryInterdisciplinary and Emerging Issues

Core Course (see p. 64)2-3

ANTH-120Comparative World Cultures3
CRES-155/HEED-155Introduction to Conflict Resolution3
CRES-201Conflict and Process3
CRES-202Dynamics of Social Conflict3
PHIL-103Introduction to Ethics3
PSYC-101General Psychology3
PSYC-202Social Psychology3
SOCI-101Introduction to Sociology3
SOCI-102Social Problems3
SPCH-110Interpersonal Communication3


1One Humanities Core Course (3 credits), plus one Arts Core Course (3 credits), plus one Literature Core Course (3 credits) satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement, OR a World Language Sequence (8 credits), plus another Humanities, Arts, and Literature Core (3 credits) in a second discipline other than a world language satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement.

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 
Biomechanical 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 
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 
Photonics - PHOT
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 
Telecommunications - TELE
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Wireless Communications - WCOM
Women's Studies - WMST