Dec 04, 2022  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MSCM 7320:Critical Knowledge and Skills of Conflict Management: Public Policy Disputes, Cross-Cultural and International Conflict Resolution

3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: Admission to the MSCM program or permission of the program director in consultation with faculty, MSCM 7210 ,  MSCM 7220 , MSCM 7230 , and MSCM 7310  
This course examines public policy disputes and intercultural communication. Public policy disputes are unique in that they tend to be multi-party, multi-issue, long-standing, intractable, and they occur under the glare of public scrutiny. Therefore, managing public disputes requires greater ability to facilitate large-group processes and deal with the media. Next, the students will examine intercultural and international conflict resolution. The students will begin by developing an understanding of the ways in which cultures vary in their communication styles. Then students will examine the processes of international conflict resolution through diplomatic negotiation and mediation. Theories analyzing the strategic, structural, and behavioral features of international negotiations and mediations are discussed in lectures and case studies. Simulation exercises will be integrated to this class to provide students with hands-on experiences in applying theories to cases.



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