This minor provides students with the theory and skills to examine how and why conflicts occur and what can be done to mitigate their destructive aspects while reinforcing their constructive potential. Courses in the minor highlight relational, social, structural, and cultural factors that influence conflict and its resolution. This minor engages students in understanding the complexity of contemporary issues and problems and can be applied to many fields of study or professional careers.
Advisors help students create a course of study that meets their interests and career goals. All majors and minors are strongly encouraged to meet regularly with an academic advisor who will help students develop and follow a coherent plan of study and complete the degree in a timely manner.
This minor is open to all undergraduate students.
Students pursuing this minor must complete 15 credits of coursework in conflict analysis and resolution with a minimum GPA of 2.00. Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.
Total credits: 15
Required Core Courses
|CONF 101||Conflict and Our World (Mason Core)||3|
|or CONF 210||Theories of Conflict Analysis and Resolution|
|CONF 300||Conflict Resolution Techniques and Practice||3|
|Select one from the following:||3|
|Culture, Identity, and Conflict|
|Interpersonal Conflict Analysis and Resolution|
|Community, Group, and Organizational Conflict Analysis and Resolution|
|Global Conflict Analysis and Resolution (Mason Core)|
CONF Selective Courses
|Select six conflict analysis and resolution (CONF) credits from core, elective and special topic courses||6|