COMS 375

Intl Conflict & Alliance Bldg

This course explores international/intercultural perspectives to conflict, intercultural conflict resolution, alliance building, and transforming intercultural relationships. The course is designed to increase your awareness of culture and communication, to give particular attention to several international regions in which conflict has been extensively studied, to increase your understanding of how cultural differences affect conflict and conflict resolution, to increase your ability to assess your own and others’ cultural identities and experiences in conflict, and to try out and apply conflict management and community building strategies such as dialogue, problem solving, peace circles, and community building. Current research on third party processes such as mediation, intergroup dialogue, and community development will be applied to international sites as well as to U.S. community conflicts.

Prerequisite: COMS 204

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