Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding

College of Arts and Humanities

 

Bachelor of Arts

 

Master of Arts

 

Certificate

Post-Master’s Certificate in
Conflict Analysis and Resolution

 

Faculty

A. Marco Turk, Program Director

Nancy D. Erbe, Denise Williams

 

Emeritus Faculty

David A. Churchman, David Nasatir

Penny Robuck-LaBaun, Administrative Coordinator

Program Office: LIB D-504 (310) 243-3237

 

Program Description

The Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding Program involves a comprehensive study of applied methods, theory, and research and a choice of various electives covering a wide range of applicable subjects. For example these areas deal with the concerns of counselors, law enforcement, teachers, social workers therapists, and court personnel, benefit labor, human resources, and management professionals, are appropriate for individuals interested in careers in government, public interest groups, organizations (profit and non-profit), or as lobbyists, and are of interest to those seeking careers in the foreign service, the military, as well as international business and peace organizations. This degree also is offered online through distance learning delivery.

 

Undergraduate

Features

The Bachelor of Arts in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding is designed to be an interdisciplinary, thoroughly diversity-oriented, undergraduate degree program within the CSUDH Division of World Cultural Studies, with an emphasis on intercultural communication, the role of women in culture, and mediation, as a companion to the graduate program in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding as a natural degree progression.

 

Graduate

Admission Requirements

Individuals with a bachelor’s degree in any major and a GPA of 3.20 or above (4-point scale) in the last 60 semester or 90 quarter units of upper division course work from any accredited college or university may apply for admission to the degree program with classified status. Individuals with a master’s degree in conflict resolution (or a closely related area) from any accredited college or university may apply for admission to the post-master’s certificate program. All applicants must submit the standard admission application by May 1 for admission in the subsequent August, and by November 1 for admission in the subsequent January. Currently the program does not require the Graduate Record Examination. However, the program requires a 500-word biographical essay, and three letters of recommendation. The biographical statement and letters of recommendation must address: (1) what in the applicant’s background indicates this subject matter is appropriate for this applicant, (2) why applicant desires this degree or certificate and (3) what does applicant plan to do with this degree or certificate once obtained. The biographical essay and letters of recommendation should be forwarded to the program director. Applicants will be selected to fill the vacancies in the program on the basis of grade point average (if applicable) and an evaluation of the biographical statement and letters of recommendation and may be required to participate in an oral interview.

 

Program

Once admitted, students must complete their program (degree or certificate) with a grade point average of at least 3.2. All courses used to fulfill the requirements for the master’s degree or the certificate must be passed with a grade of “B” or better. Subject to approval of the program director, no more than 9 units total can be included from other departments or universities, or be completed prior to formal admission to the master’s degree program. Students must be in continuous attendance as defined elsewhere in this University Catalog. No course completed as part of another degree, and no course completed more than 5 years before the date of graduation date, can be included toward the master’s degree or certificate.

Each year the entering class for the degree or certificate program will be placed in a cohort for on campus education and a cohort for distance learning delivery. The program for each cohort will be designed for the orderly progression through the designated courses for the degree or certificate. The program for applicants admitted concerning the Certificate in Conflict Analysis and Resolution will be designed as dictated by the number of students entering this cohort annually.

Students for the master’s degree must meet the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) by scoring 8 or above on University Graduation Writing Examination (GWE) or by earning at least a “B” in an approved course as described in the University Catalog. Students who have not satisfied the GWAR prior to admission may meet the requirement by earning at least a grade of “B” in NCR 500.

All other university requirements specified in this University Catalog must be met (see the Graduate Degrees and Postbaccalaureate Studies section).

 

Culminating Activity

Degree students must complete a culminating activity (portfolio). This shall be a stand-alone culminating experience involving: 1) extensive written review of the highlights learned by the student in each of the required courses (NCR 500, 503, 504 507, 508, 522, and either 525, 527, or 544) plus at least one elective course representing the student’s particular interest in the field; 2) extensive written presentation of a detailed question addressing an important issue in the field arising from the student’s study in the program; 3) extensive written review of the literature in the field dealing with that question; 4) extensive written reflection by the student on the solution to that question and its applicability to the field; 5) a thoughtful extensive written discussion of how the student might continue to develop and apply all of this through work in the field; 6) an extensive written personal development essay that shall have been initiated in NCR 500 for completion here and 7) giving an oral presentation much like a doctoral defense. This culminating activity will be carried out under the supervision of a full-time faculty member of the Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding Program instructing in the capstone course, NCR 591. In order to achieve approval of the culminating activity for graduation, the student will be required to obtain written approvals from the course instructor, the program director, and the Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities. Until satisfactory completion of the culminating activity, the student shall receive a grade of Incomplete in NCR 591.

 

Incomplete Courses

Students have one year to remove incomplete courses from their record, after which a failing grade automatically will be assigned. In rare cases such as a lengthy documented hospital stay, extensions might be granted by the program director. Students will not be permitted to enroll in new courses if they have two or more incomplete courses on their record.

 

Credit by Examination

Courses in the Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding Program depend to a large degree on simulations, team learning, discussion, and papers growing out of these experiences. Therefore, credit by examination is not available.

 

Graduation

Students must complete a Graduation Application (available from the Registrar) and a Program Approval Form (available from the program office) according to the deadlines given in the graduate section of this University Catalog under “Application for Graduation”. The Program Approval Form specifies the courses to be counted toward graduation, and insures that all students are Classified and Advanced to Candidacy. This applies to both the master’s degree and the post-master’s certificate programs.

 

Advising

Faculty usually schedule office hours immediately before classes. The days and hours for each faculty member may change from one semester to another, but are posted on their office doors. Faculty are available during office hours for advising on all aspects of the courses taught by them. Career, housing, personal, and other types of advising are best pursued through special offices for these purposes listed elsewhere in the University Catalog. The program director should be consulted regarding general academic program advising.

 

Student Organizations

The Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding Alumni Association provides a means for students and alumni of the program to exchange ideas and job information and to extend their social and professional contacts. Students are strongly encouraged to join and participate.

 

 

 

 

Bachelor of Arts in                    Negotiation, Conflict  
Resolution and Peacebuilding (48 units)

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree

See the “Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree” in the University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

 

Elective Requirements

Completion of elective courses (beyond the requirements listed below) to reach a total of a minimum of 120 units.

 

General Education Requirements (55-62 units)

See the “General Education” requirements in the University Catalog and the Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education requirements and course offerings.

 

United States History, Constitution                                  and American Ideals Requirement (6 units)

See the “United States History, Constitution, and American Ideals” requirements in the University Catalog.

 

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

See the “Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement” in the University Catalog.

 

Minor Requirements

Single field major, no minor required.

 

Major Requirements (51 units)

A.   Required NCR Courses (15 units)

NCR 290.    Introduction to Negotiation Theory (3)

NCR 390.    Fundamentals of Conflict Resolution (3)

NCR 405.    Research Methods in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding (3)

NCR 410.    Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding Pedagogy (3)

NCR 490.    Capstone Course: Community Service Learning Internship as Culminating Experience (3)

 

B.  Interdisciplinary Courses (36 units)

AFS 220.      African World Peoples and Culture (3)

ANT 338.     Comparative Cultures: Peoples and Cultures of Mainland Southeast Asia (3)

ANT 339.     Comparative Cultures: Mexico and Central America (3)

APP 301.     Asian Pacific Populations in Contemporary American Society (3)

CHS 205.    Introduction to Chicano Literature (3)

PHI 383.      Comparative Religions (3)

POL 371.     Conflict, Violence and Nonviolence (3)

SOC 331.    Minority Relations (3)

SOC 334.    Women in Society (3)

SOC 335.    Social Movements: Resistance,
Change and Communities (3)

SOC 362.    Gangs and Adolescent Subcultures (3)

 

 

 

 

Master of Arts in                              Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding (36 units)  

A.   Required Courses (21 units)

NCR 500.    NCRP Skills, Concepts and Tools (3)

NCR 503.    Ethics of Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding (3)

NCR 504.    Theories of Conflict (3)

NCR 507.    Seminar: Research Design and Interpretation (3)

NCR 508.    Communication and Conflict (3)

NCR 522.    Negotiation Tactics (3)

NCR 525.    Mediation (3) or

NCR 527.    Arbitration (3) or

NCR 544.    Alternative Dispute Resolution Processes (3)

 

B.  Elective Courses: (9-12 units) select 3-4 courses from the
following:

NCR 529.    Internship in Conflict Resolution (3)

NCR 530.    Online Dispute Resolution (3)

NCR 531.    Marital and Family Mediation (3)

NCR 532.    Dispute Resolution Clinical Studies (3)

NCR 533.    Labor Conflict (3)

NCR 535.    Organizational Conflict (3)

NCR 536.    Dispute Resolution for Sports (3)

NCR 537.    International Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding (3)

NCR 538.    Seminar: Public Policy Conflict (3)

NCR 540.    Seminar: Community Conflict (3)

NCR 541.    Restorative Justice and Peacebuilding (3)

NCR 542.    Collaborative Law (3)

NCR 543.    Reducing School Violence Through Conflict Resolution (3)

NCR 545.    Intercultural Conflict Resolution (3)

NCR 546.    Conflict and the Media (3)

MFT 580.     Cross-cultural Family Values and Behavior (3)

MFT 584.     Legal and Ethical Aspects of Counseling (3)

NOTES:

1.   NCR 595 Seminar in Special Topics (1-3) is offered as an elective on a selected basis, no one topic to exceed six units.

2.   NCR 525, NCR 527 OR NCR 544, as applicable may be added to this list of elective courses when not used as a required course.

 

C.  A grade of “B” in NCR 500 will satisfy the Graduate Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) in the event that the student has not otherwise accomplished this. Failure to satisfy the GWAR by the completion of the first semester of the student’s enrollment in the program may prevent the student from continuing in the program until satisfaction of the requirement.

 

D.  Capstone (3-6 units)

      Portfolio (or thesis if approved under special circumstances)

1.   Portfolio (3 units)

NCR 591.      Seminar: NCR Capstone Course (3) or

2.   Thesis (0-6 units)

NCR 598.      Directed Research in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding (3)

NCR 599.      Thesis in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding (1-3)

Post Master’s Certificate in
Conflict Analysis and Resolution (18 units)

The certificate program is designed for graduates of the NCRP MA degree program (or a closely related area) interested in developing specialized skills useful in their field of choice for specialization through advanced comprehensive understanding of the topic or in further graduate work.

 

A.   Required Course (6 units).

NCR 529.    Internship: Conflict Resolution (3, 3)

 

B.  Specific program design created with an additional 12 units from among the following courses.

NCR 525.    Mediation (3)

NCR 527.    Arbitration (3)

NCR 530.    Online Dispute Resolution (3)

NCR 531.    Marital and Family Mediation (3)

NCR 532.    Dispute Resolution Clinical Studies (3)

NCR 533.    Labor Conflict (3)

NCR 535.    Organizational Conflict (3)

NCR 536.    Dispute Resolution for Sports (3)

NCR 537.    International Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding (3)

NCR 538.    Seminar: Public Policy Conflict (3)

NCR 540.    Seminar: Community Conflict (3)

NCR 541.    Restorative Justice and Peacebuilding (3)

NCR 542.    Collaborative Law (3)

NCR 543.    Reducing School Violence Through Conflict Resolution (3)

NCR 544.    Alternative Dispute Resolution Processes (3)

NCR 545.    Intercultural Conflict Resolution (3)

NCR 546.    Conflict and the Media (3)

NCR 595.    Seminar in Special Topics (3)

MFT 580.     Cross-cultural Family Values and Behavior (3)

MFT 584.     Legal and Ethical Aspects of Counseling (3)

NOTES:

1.   With the exception of NCR 529, no course taken as part of the NCRP MA degree may be taken again for the NCRP post-master’s certificate.

2.   With respect to NCR 529, the same internship used for the course as part of the NCRP MA degree may not be used for the certificate.

3.   NCR 595 Seminar in Special Topics is offered as an optional course tailored to a student’s specific interests on a selected basis, no one topic to exceed six units.

 

 

 

 

 

Course Offerings

The credit value for each course in semester units is indicated for each term by a number in parentheses following the title. For course availability, please see the list of tentative course offerings in the current Class Schedule.

 

Lower Division

NCR 290 Introduction to Negotiation Theory (3).

Consideration of theories used in bargaining at all levels of society to understand why negotiation is the underlying art in human affairs. Students will acquire ability to appropriately select and apply tools on negotiation to conflict resolution and peacebuilding.

 

Upper Division

NCR 390 Fundamentals of Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding (3).

Prerequisite: NCR 290.

Consideration of conflict resolution, war, peace and the global system, as well as cross-cultural issues and methods for resolution of conflicts specific to those issues.

NCR 405 Research Methods in Negotiation , Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding (3).

Prerequisites: NCR 290 and NCR 390.

Instructs in strategic research approaches used to develop new tools, methods or projects for analysis emphasizing theoretical, analytical, research and practical skills in writing and critical thinking in the field of negotiation, conflict resolution and peacebuilding.

NCR 410 NCRP Pedagogy (3).

Prerequisites: NCR 290, NCR 390, and NCR 405.

Preparation for application of knowledge of negotiation, conflict resolution, and peacebuilding in school settings. Explores pedagogies appropriate for the development of conflict resolution skills and techniques as basis for both elicitive and prescriptive training modules.

NCR 490 Capstone Course: Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding (3).

Prerequisites: NCR 290, NCR 390, NCR 405 and NCR 410.

Community service learning using outside internships (120 hours) plus weekly class sessions (75 minutes each). Internship will include successful completion of 25-hour mediation skills and techniques training. Requires demonstration of ability to negotiate and resolve disputes.

 

Graduate

NCR 500 NCRP Skills: Critical Thinking Concepts and Tools (3).

Determining specific purpose and key issues when negotiating, resolving conflict, and building peace. Effective application when reading, writing speaking, and listening. Questioning information, conclusions, and points of view with clarity, accuracy, precision and relevance. “Thinking beyond the box” with fairness and logic. [May also satisfy the GWAR (Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement)].

NCR 503 Ethics of Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding (3).

Examines individual group values and perspectives in relation to negotiation, conflict resolution and peacebuilding processes, with special emphasis on analyzing third party intervener’s ethical responsibilities and dilemmas. Case studies used to examine and formulate ethical approaches to critical issues.

NCR 504 Theories of Conflict (3).

Critical analysis of conflict theories and models among individuals, organizations and governments; exploring causes, functions and effects. Perspectives from anthropology, archaeology, biology, communications, economics, gender studies, geography, history, mathematics, political science, psychology, psychiatry, sociobiol­ogy, and sociology. Three hours of seminar per week.

NCR 507 Seminar: Research Design and Interpretation (3).

Considers various research methods to be used in negotiation, conflict resolution and peacebuilding. Covers research design and the tools needed to conduct basic independent research. Students develop a compelling research proposal addressing questions of importance to them.

NCR 508               Communication
and Conflict (3).

Prerequisite: NCR 504                            

Emphasizes human communication in context of conflict. Addresses challenges to effective communication caused by interpersonal, intrapersonal, intergroup or intragroup conflict, and role of communication in resolving such conflicts. Concentrates on methods of communication most effective in dealing with differences.

NCR 522 Seminar:
Negotiation Tactics (3).

Prerequisites: NCR 504

Tactics used in negotiations among individuals, institutions, and societies. Planning and conducting personal, corporate, labor, hostage, and diplomatic negotiations. Cross-cultural, ethical, and historical dimensions. Three hours of seminar per week.

NCR 525 Mediation (3).

Prerequisites: NCR 504, NCR 507, NCR 508, and

NCR 522

Theory and skills including requirements for certification under the California Dispute Resolution Programs Act, especially agreement procedures, case development, consensus building, issue framing and prioritizing, orientations toward conflict, and record keeping. Three hours of seminar per week.

NCR 527 Arbitration (3).

Prerequisites: NCR 504, NCR 507, NCR 508, and

NCR 522.

Compulsory and noncompulsory arbitration of grievances in public, private, corporate, labor, and international disputes. Case studies explore the arbitration role in unique settings. Three hours of seminar per week.

NCR 529 Internship:
Conflict Resolution (3).

Prerequisites: NCR 500, NCR 503, NCR 504, NCR 507, NCR 508, and NCR 522 and either NCR 525, NCR 527, NCR 544.

Students will work as interns in agencies in negotiation, conflict resolution, and/or peacebuilding, and will consult weekly with a faculty supervisor. Total of 120 hours of agency internship experience required. An internship for the NCRP post-masters certificate may not be the same as the internship used by the student for NCR 529 as part of the NCRP MA degree program.

NCR 530               Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) (3).

Prerequisites: NCR 504, NCR 507, NCR 508, NCR 522, and either NCR 525, NCR 527, or NCR 544

Addresses emerging practice of conflict resolution in cyberspace. ODR utilizes online resources as the “fourth party” collaborating with the traditional third party in resolving conflicts more efficiently and less expensively.

NCR 531 Marital and
Family Mediation (3).

Prerequisites: NCR 504, NCR 507, NCR 508, NCR 522 and either NCR 525, NCR 527, or NCR 544; MFT students may enroll with permission of the NCR Program Director and MFT Coordinator, without satisfying NCR prerequisites.

Separation problems in traditional and nontraditional relationships such as property division and child custody. Legal, tax, and financial aspects. The mediation process. Written and oral agreements. Three hours of seminar per week.

NCR 532               Dispute Resolution Clinical Studies (3).

Prerequisites: NCR 504, NCR 507, NCR 508, NCR 522, and NCR 525.

Advances skills and techniques of mediation and provides opportunity for students who have completed NCR 525 to mediate live client cases under faculty supervision. Students must be available to mediate six hours per week during normal business hours.

NCR 533 Labor Conflict (3).

Prerequisites: NCR 504, NCR 507, NCR 508, NCR 522, and either NCR 525, NCR 527 or NCR 544.

Case and historical studies in selected industries. Past, present, and pending court decisions or national and state labor laws. Strategic planning for labor organizations. The process of negotiating a labor contract. Grievance and arbitration procedures. Three hours of seminar per week.

NCR 535 Organizational Conflict (3).

Prerequisites: NCR 504, NCR 507, NCR 508, NCR 522, and either NCR 525, NCR 527 or NCR 544.

Origin and types of conflicts which arise within and between complex organizations. Positive and negative effects of Organizational conflict. Exploiting, preventing, containing, escalating, and resolving conflict. Three hours of seminar per week.

NCR 536               Dispute Resolution
for Sports (3).

Prerequisites: NCR 504, NCR 507, NCR 508, NCR 522, and either NCR 525, NCR 527 or NCR 544.

Examines sports law and dispute resolution utilizing particularly the processes of arbitration and mediation. Focuses on players, owners, agents and unions, as well as other areas of conflict such as free agency and player attitude and disloyalty. Three hours of seminar per week.

NCR 537 International Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding (3).

Prerequisites: NCR 504, NCR 507, NCR 508, NCR 522, and either NCR 525, NCR 527 or NCR 544.

Study of selected international conflicts involving complex issues such as culture, ethnicity, politics and religion. Considers common misconceptions concerning diplomacy. Encourages students to appreciate approaches to negotiation, conflict resolution and peacebuilding as vehicles for successful grassroots impact on peace efforts.

NCR 538 Seminar: Public
Policy Conflict (3).

Prerequisites: NCR 504, NCR 507, NCR 508, NCR 522, and either NCR 525, NCR 527 or NCR 544.

Negotiated rulemaking, conciliation, and facilitation for resolving complex, multi­party disputes over complex public disputes such as immigration, prison siting, toxic waste disposal and zoning. Three hours of seminar per week.

NCR 540 Seminar:
Community Conflict (3).

Prerequisites: NCR 504, NCR 507, NCR 508, NCR 522, and either NCR 525, NCR 527 or NCR 544.

The impact of system dynamics on conflict management in communities from neighborhoods to nations. Implications of system dynamics for specifying goals and planning interventions to achieve them, from pre-emptive to corrective. Implications for training and organization. Three hours of seminar per week.

NCR 541 Restorative Justice and
Peacebuilding (3).

Prerequisites: Consent of the NCR Program Director (and CJA Chair concerning enrollment by CJA students with senior standing).

Addresses respective needs of crime victims and offenders ignored by criminal justice system and international community. Retribution abandoned in favor of restorative model based on needs of victims, offenders and community, achieved through application of conflict resolution and peacebuilding processes.

NCR 542 Collaborative Law (3).

Prerequisites: NCR 504, NCR 507, NCR 508, and NCR 522

Lawyers’ and clients’ cooperative voluntary conflict resolution process. Emphasizes shared belief that it is in best interest of parties to avoid adversarial proceedings. Commitment to resolving differences with minimal conflict and working together to create shared solutions to the issues. Three hours of seminar per week.

NCR 543 Reducing School Violence Through Conflict Resolution (3).

Prerequisites: NCR 504, NCR 507, NCR 508, NCR 522, and either NCR 525, NCR 527 or NCR 544.

Practical strategies to teach students to be peacemakers to reduce violence in schools. Discusses how schools can create cooperative learning environment where students learn how to negotiate and mediate peer conflicts and teachers use academic controversies to enhance learning. Three hours of seminar per week.

NCR 544 Alternative Dispute Resolution Processes (3).

Prerequisites: NCR 504, NCR 507, NCR 508, and NCR 522

Surveys a variety of process choices in dispute resolution. Recognizing that litigation may not be appropriate in many cases. Course examines alternatives such as negotiation, mini-trial, mediation, panel evaluation, summary jury trial, private judging, arbitration, and use of special masters.

NCR 545 Intercultural Conflict
Resolution (3).

Prerequisites: NCR 504, NCR 507, NCR 508, NCR 522, and either NCR 525, NCR 527 or NCR 544.

Presents overview of intercultural communication negotiation and conflict resolution. Emphasizes understanding of values of intercultural as well as interreligious diversity in our increasingly interdependent world, nation and local communities. Encourages awareness of cultural perspective and socialization. Three hours of seminar.

NCR 546 Conflict and the Media (3).

Prerequisites: NCR 504, NCR 507, NCR 508, NCR 522, and either NCR 525, NCR 527 or NCR 544.

Examines the role of mass media in conflict resolution and peacebuilding, and its influence on world’s most intractable conflicts as well as support of peace initiatives. Considers how media can serve as part of the problem or part of the solution.

NCR 591 Seminar: NCR Capstone Course (3).

Prerequisites: All required and elective courses.

Course is designed to enable students to demonstrate integration of knowledge of the field and critical and independent thinking. Preparation and delivery (oral and written) of culminating event under supervision of instructor. CR/NC grading. Repeatable for six units.

NCR 595 Seminar: Special Topics in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding (1-3).

Study of a current topic in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding. Repeatable for total of six units. One to three hours of seminar per week.

NCR 597 Directed Reading in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding (3).

Prerequisites: NCR 504, NCR 507, NCR 508, and NCR 522.

In consultation with a faculty member, completion of readings to prepare for the comprehensive examination; or for orientation to a little known topic; or as background for writing a research, thesis, or project proposal. CR/NC grading. Repeatable for total of six units.

NCR 598 Directed Research in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding (3).

Prerequisites: NCR 504, NCR 507, NCR 508, and NCR 522.

Conduct of pilot studies, development of research instruments, or similar independent research in preparation for the project or thesis, under the supervision of a faculty member in any area of Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding. CR/NC grading.

NCR 599 Thesis in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding (1-3).

Prerequisites: NCR 504, NCR 507, NCR 508, and NCR 522.

In consultation with a faculty member, writing of a masters thesis or completion of a project in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding. Choice of area requires prior consent of advisor. CR/NC grading.

NCR 600               Graduate Continuation
Course (0).

Graduate students who have completed their course work but not their thesis, project, or comprehensive examination, or who have other requirements remaining for the completion of their degree, may maintain continuous attendance by enrolling in this course. Signature of graduate program director required.