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Conflict Resolution Certificate

For further information, contact the Department of Social Work, SAB 235, 273-6249.
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2010-2012 Program Requirements
These requirements are for student who complete this certificate between Fall 2010 and Spring 2012.

Conflict can be viewed on both the micro and macro system levels. It can be interpersonal, as in the area of individual or family dynamics, or organizational, as in labor, racial/ethnic, or international relations. The Certificate in Conflict Resolution focuses on understanding the roots of conflict, as well as its management or resolution. This Certificate is designed for students working toward a baccalaureate degree, and whose anticipated careers may provide opportunities for conflict resolution. Examples of related majors include social work, sociology, criminology, communication studies, education, environmental science, management, public administration, public policy and political science.

Electives (3 Hours Required) Hours
Select one of the following courses: 3
(SW 3102)
Conflict Resolution 3
(COMM 4333/COMM 5333)
Communication and Conflict Management (Prerequisite(s): 48C:004; junior standing.) 3
Select 4 courses from the lists below: (12 Hours Required) Hours
Courses are listed under separate tracks to guide your preference of Micro or Macro preparation. At least one course must be selected from each track. A minimum grade of C is required for each course. 12
Micro systems track courses: Hours
Human Relations: Awareness and Application (Prerequisite(s): junior standing.) 3
(FAM SERV 1020)
Family Relationships 3
(FAM SERV 4153/FAM SERV 5153)
Family Relationships in Crisis (Prerequisite(s): 31F:020; 3 hours social science research methods; junior standing.) 3
(PSYCH 2201)
Psychology of Gender Differences (Prerequisite(s): 400:001.) 3
(SW 4143/SW 5143)
Stress and Stress Management in the Helping Professions (Prerequisite(s): junior standing.) 3
(SW 4163/SW 5163)
Minority Group Relations (Prerequisite(s): 980:001; junior standing.) 3
(COMM 4316/COMM 5316)
Mediation Theory and Process (Prerequisite(s): 48C:004; junior standing.) 3
(COMM 4346/COMM 5346)
Gender Issues in Communication (Prerequisite(s): junior standing.) 3
Macro systems track courses Hours
(SW 1041)
Social Welfare: A World View 3
(SOC SCI 1020)
Women, Men, and Society 3
(SOC SCI 1041)
Social Welfare: A World View 3
(POL INTL 4125/POL INTL 5125)
North-South Relations (Prerequisite(s): junior standing.) 3
(POL INTL 3126)
Human Rights 3
(POL COMP 3123)
Nationalism 3
(HISEUB 4675/HISEUB 5675)
Great Power Diplomacy from the Congress of Vienna to the Present (Prerequisite(s): junior standing.) 3
(GEOG 2220)
Environmental Geography (Prerequisite(s): 970:010 or 970:026 or 970:028 or 970:040 or consent of instructor.) 3
(GEOG 4140/GEOG 5140)
Geopolitics: (Variable Topic) (Prerequisite(s): one previous 100/3000/4000-level course in social science; junior standing.) 3
Credit Summary
Total Hours For Conflict Resolution Certificate 15
Advising Notes
Liberal Arts Core: 980:001 (SOC 1000) OR 900:020 (SOC SCI 1020) satisfies Category 5A; 31F:010 (FAM SERV 1010) satisfies Category 5B; 450:041/900:041 (SOC SCI 1041) or 900:020 (SOC SCI 1020) satisfies Category 5C. 
Graduation Requirements: A minimum grade of "C" is required in all courses taken for the certificate.
Length of Certificate:  Choice of courses and subsequent course prerequisites may increase the length of this program.     
Additional information and an application may be obtained in the Social Work Office or by contacting Dr. Laura Praglin, Program Coordinator.
The University of Northern Iowa makes available, in addition to traditional programs, the opportunity for students to earn program certificates. Program certificates provide an alternative to programs leading to a degree, a major, or a minor; they certify that an individual has completed a program approved by the university. The interested student should consult the department listed or the Office of the Registrar, which serves as the centralized registry.

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