The minor in Conflict Resolution is sponsored by the International Studies program. It offers an interdisciplinary curriculum that helps students both discover and prepare themselves for any career. The course of study provides skills in conflict analysis and resolution and a useful understanding of integrative institutions at the local, regional, and international levels. As enrolled minors, students are invited to special engagements where they can interact with leading community and government officials from the U.S. and other countries, prominent scholars and other experts in local and international conflict resolution.
The curriculum includes training to become a certified mediator in the State of California.
Conflict Resolution Minor Requirements:
1. Complete one of the following:
INTL ST 14 Intro to International Relations
SOCIOL 63 Race and Ethnicity
2. Conflict Resolution Core:
POL SCI 149 Special Topics in International Relations
INTL ST 183E Conflict Resolution in Cross-Cultural Perspective (Same as ANTHRO 136D, SOC SCI 183E, POL SCI 154G)
INTL ST 183B Seminar in Mediation (Same as SOC SCI 183B, SOCECOL 183B)
INTL ST 183CW Seminar Conflict Resolution (Same as SOCECOL 183CW, SOC SCI 183CW)
3. Conflict Resolution Electives: (choose TWO)
INTL ST 153E Nationalism and Ethnicity in the Contemporary World (Same as ANTHRO 136A)
INTL ST 162B Peoples and Cultures of Post-Soviet Eurasia (Same as POL SCI 154F, ANTHRO 164P)
CHC/LAT 153 Cross-Cultural Research on Urban Gangs (same as CRM/LAW C156)
CRM/LAW C127 Hate Crimes
HISTORY 126A The Era of World War I: 1900-1939
HISTORY 126B The Era of World War II: 1933-45
POL SCI 124A The Politics of Protest (Same as ASIANAM 144)
POL SCI 124C Comparative Minority Politics (Same as AFAM 151, CHC/LAT 147, ASIANAM 132)
INTL ST 142E U.S. Coercive Diplomacy (Same as POL SCI 142G)
PSY BEH 178S Violence in Society (Same as CRM/LAW C149)
INTL ST 130 Transnational Gangs (Same as SOC SCI 120)
SOCIOL 167A Racial and Ethnic Relations in the United States (Same as CHC/LAT 148)
INTL ST 143A Vietnam War (Same as SOCIOL 170A)
INTL ST 175A U.S. War on Terrorism (Same as SOCIOL 170B)
POL SCI 156D Protests, Movements, and Revolutions (Same as SOCIOL 174)
4. Two quarters of INTL ST 183A “International Studies Forum” one of which must be taken during senior year as a capstone experience– the ISPF is a 2 unit course so these together count as one 4 unit course).
With faculty approval, a student may substitute a maximum of one course. With faculty approval students participating in the UC Education Abroad Program may substitute a maximum of two courses.
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