Conflict is a natural and inevitable part of life. How we deal with it can make all the difference. This course is designed to impart fundamental skills necessary for individuals to productively engage conflict: in short, to become conflict confident. Major themes will include: an effective intellectual approach to conflict, constructive communication skills and interest-based problem solving techniques. Students will participate in role plays and other exercises, read classic texts and prepare a project or reflection essay.
This course will be offered Tuesday February 24 – Friday, March 13.