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Interdisciplinary Minor in Dispute Management and Resolution

This interdisciplinary minor, administered by the Departments of Communication Arts, and Sciences and Labor Studies and Industrial Relations, provides students with the opportunity to learn about, and develop skills appropriate to, the management and resolution of problems created by differences in attitudes, beliefs, values, and behavioral preferences of individuals primarily in interpersonal, group, and organizational contexts, and, to a lesser extent, international contexts. The minor is supportive of, and complementary to, work emphasizing conflict and means for dealing with it in such majors as Administration of Justice, Human Development and Family Studies, Labor and Industrial Relations, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Communication Arts, and Sciences.

Students pursuing the minor in Dispute Management and Resolution must complete nine credits of prescribed course work and nine credits of additional course work distributed across at least two of the eight areas identified below. Of the 18 credits selected, at least nine must be at the 400-level, six must be from Communication Arts, and Sciences and six must be from Labor Studies and Industrial Relations. A maximum of six credits earned in the minor, if appropriate, can be used to satisfy requirements in the Communication Arts, and Sciences or Labor and Industrial Relations majors. Only courses in which the student earns a grade of “C” or better may be counted toward fulfillment of requirements for the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing

Requirements for the Minor

18 credits

  • at least 9 credits at the 400-level
  • 6 credits must be from CAS and 6 credits must be from LIR

1. Prescribed Course (9 credits):

LIR 100 (GS) (3)

CAS 203 (GS) (3)

LIR 404 (3) OR CAS 404 (3)

2. Select 9 credits from the following:

ADMJ/WMNST 423 (GI) (3)

PLSC 437 (3)

CAS 250 (3)

PLSC 418 (3)

CAS 403 (GS) (3)

PSY 231 (GS) (3)

CAS 452 (3)

PSY 441 (3)

CAS 471 (GI) (3)

PSY 475 (3)

HDFS 311 (3)

SOC 119 (GS;GI) (4)

HDFS 414 (3)

SOC 403 (3)

LIR/WMNST 136 (GI) (3)

SOC 432 (3)

LIR 411 (3)

SOC 455 (3)

LIR 414W (3)

STS 090 (3)

LIR 434 (3)

STS 390 (3)

PLSC 014 (GS) (3)

List of Courses for the Minor

Administration of Justice

ADM J 423: (GI) (WMNST) Rape and Sexual Violence (3)

Communication Arts and Sciences

CAS 203: Interpersonal Communication (GS) (3)

CAS 250: Small Group Communication (3)

CAS 403: Interpersonal Communication Theory and Research (3)

CAS 404: Conflict Resolution and Negotiation (3)

CAS 452: Organizational Communication Theory and Research (3)

CAS 471: Cross-Cultural Communication Theory and Research (GI) (3)

Human Development and Family Studies

HD FS 311: Human Development and Family Studies Interventions (3)

HD FS 414: Resolving Human Development and Family Problems (3)

Labor and Industrial Relations

L I R 100: Industrial Relations (GS) (3)

L I R 136: (WMNST) Race, Gender, and Employment (GI) (3)

L I R 404: Trends in Industrial Relations (3)

L I R 411: Industrial Relations Organizations (3)

L I R 414W: Labor and Industrial Relations Theory (3)

L I R 434: Collective Bargaining and Contract Administration (3)

Political Science

PL SC 014: International Relations (3)

PL SC 418: International Relations Theory (3)

PL SC 437: War in World Politics (3)

Psychology

PSY 231: Industrial Psychology (3)

PSY 441: Industrial Motivation and Work Satisfaction (3)

PSY 475: Social Psychology of Interpersonal/Intergroup Relationships (3)

Sociology

SOC 119: Race and Ethnic Relations (GS;GI) (4)

SOC 403: Advanced Social Psychology (3)

SOC 423: Social Movements (3)

SOC 455: Work and Occupations (3)

Science, Technology, and Society

S T S 090: Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies (3)

S T S 390: Personal Peace and Peace Building (3)

 

 

DISPUTE MANAGEMENT AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION MINOR REQUIREMENTS FOR CAS MAJORS

Check sheet for CAS majors pursuing the DMR minor (18 credits)

 

  • only two LER courses
  • only two CAS courses

apply to the minor

Take 3 Required Courses (9cr)

  • LER 100
  • CAS 203
  • CAS 404

 

Select Two Additional 400 Level Courses (6cr)

  • CRIM/WMNST 423
  • HD FS 411
  • LER 434
  • LER 464
  • LER 465
  • PL SC 437
  • PL SC 418
  • PSYCH 484
  • PSYCH 475
  • SOC 403
  • SOC 432
  • SOC 455

 

Complete a Final Supporting Course (3cr)

  • PL SC 014
  • HD FS 311
  • PSYCH 281
  • SOC 119
  • LER 136***(may be used if 400 level courses are not LER classes)

 

Your DMR minor:

LER 100 ________________________

CAS 203 ________________________

CAS 404 ________________________

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400 level ________________________

400 level ________________________

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Add'l cours ______________________

 

For more information, contact Dr. Dennis Gouran,

Professor of Communication Arts &

Sciences and Labor and Employment Relations

814-863-8966

234 Sparks Building

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