Liberal Studies 337
Conflict Resolution, Negotiation, Mediation and Arbitration (3 credits)
Designed to introduce learners to the study of ADR or Alternative dispute resolution, this course explores the resolution of conflict through negotiation, mediation and arbitration. A variety of approaches for resolving conflict are examined, from the adjudicative (arbitration, private or special judging, neutral fact-finding), to the evaluative (peer, lay, judicial, and expert evaluation) to the meditative. Emphasis is given to the meditative process and its practice in the development of conflict resolution skills.