College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Political Science and International Affairs
Conflict occurs in many different situations: between and among members of a family; between labor and management; in political parties, religious groups, formal organizations and nations; and even within a single mind. The actors in a conflict can be individuals, social groups, formal organizations, or political and social institutions. Consequently, the development of skills for peaceful and nonlegal conflict resolution or management should be an essential element of a person’s formal education.
A certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) will offer fully-admitted KSU students the opportunity to develop skills that are helpful no matter what major they pursue or which line of work they choose. Students are required to receive at least a “C” in these five courses totalling 15 credit hours in order to receive the certificate. Applications for admission to the Program are available in the office of the Department of Political Science and International Affairs.