Mediation /Dispute Resolution

POLC 4014

Course description

This course builds on the Foundations of Interviewing course with a focus on the role a mediator plays in assisting to resolve conflict in various community and judicial settings via mediation and dispute resolution. Students examine the literature on dispute resolution, and contemporary dispute resolution methods (including litigation, mediation, and conciliation, arbitration, and hybrid processes) and critically assess the strengths and shortcomings of each. Particular attention is given to the proactive role of mediation and dispute resolution with a focus on ethical decision making, best practices, and professional expectations.



Course Hours



Undergraduate - degree level level POLC 3002 Foundations of Interviewing Minimum Grade of 50

Students registering for credit courses for the first time must declare a program at the point of registration. Declaring a program does not necessarily mean students must complete a program, individual courses may be taken for skill improvement and upgrading.

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