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LL.M 500 Theory in Conflict Resolution (3 Credits)

This course examines contemporary ideas and practical applications used by mediators in conflict resolution, negotiation and mediation.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify a range of conflict resolution methods, approaches, strategies, and skills for work with individuals, families, organizations, communities, and social policy.
  • Understand the principles of negotiation, mediation, and advocacy in order to promote health and social wellbeing for clients, as well as broader social change.
  • Select and apply negotiation, mediation, and advocacy skills in a variety of social work contexts, including work with diverse and vulnerable populations (e.g., African Americans, Latinos, Haitians, Gay Men, Lesbian, Elders, and religious minorities).
  • Critically analyze the use of CR approaches, strategies, and skills - linking theory, research, values, skills, and self-reflection.