This course explores negotiation and mediation as modes of communication and areas of communication practice through which people negotiate terms, manage differences, and come to agreements, both in normal everyday situations and in situations of social tension or conflict. We approach these issues through a combination of theoretical and applied approaches. Topics covered include: understanding and management of difference, consensus-building, conflict resolution, dispute mediation, negotiating from stakeholder positions, and problem-solving in problematic situations.
45 credits of 100-level or higher coursework
CMNS 333 is an approved Self and Society course for Cap Core requirements.