GOVT-596 Capstone Course in Conflict Resolution
Spring for 2016-2017
One of the challenges in the field of conflict resolution, given the diversity of theories and practices, is integrating a broad range of ideas, concepts and practices. In addition, as students near the end of the degree they often see things in a new light, with new insights, questions or interests. Finally, the challenge of integrating “theory and practice” often remains elusive. Professionals often grapple with the nexus between theory and practice. The Capstone Course provides students with an opportunity to reflect upon the theory-practice nexus, fill in gaps in previous learning, and develop new ideas in conflict resolution great! Selecting an area for further work students will collaborate with other students and the course instructor to 1) reflect upon their own areas of interest in the conflict resolution field, 2) to examine the link between theory and practice, 3) further investigate areas relevant to conflict resolution, and to 4) develop a project that assists in their own understanding of the theory-practice link, expands their knowledge base, and makes a contribution to the wider field.

Much of the course will be built around student projects. These projects can help students integrate ideas, flesh out new areas of interest, develop new ideas and develop career paths.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: CR MA student or permission of instructor
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