BalloonsThe 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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