Metropolitan State University

HSTD 390 : Conflict Resolution

A. Course Description
Credits: 4
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
 
This course examines causes and underlying factors of interpersonal conflict in human interactions. The course covers principles and techniques to diagnose conflict, develops an understanding of issues causing conflict, differentiates between various types of conflict, explores the variety of forces and factors which push conflict in a productive or dysfunctional direction, and develops personal skills to influence outcomes to the inevitable conflict situations one encounters in one's personal and professional lives.
B. Course Effective Dates: 08/01/1998 - 09/05/1999 09/06/1999 - 05/06/2002 05/06/2002 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Appreciate different uses of power in conflict episodes.
  2. Learn to assess conflict situations.
  3. Understand how to direct a conflict in a path toward resolution acceptable to both parties involved in it.
  4. Understand the nature and causes of interpersonal conflict.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information
None