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Intercultural Peacebuilding (IPB)


121. Intercultural Peacebuilding (3) (F, W, S) An interdisciplinary look at how to build peaceful families, communities, organizations and nations. Special emphasis will be placed on intercultural conflict.

352. Intercultural Conflict Dynamics (3) (F) Examines the role of culture and identity in group conflict dynamics. Focuses on group formation processes, group conflict escalation processes, group problem solving challenges and group leadership strategies. (Prerequisite: IPB 121)

390R. Special Topics in Intercultural Peacebuilding (3) (F, W, S) When available, students will have the chance to take a course that specifically looks at a peacebuilding topic taught by a faculty member paid by the Center. Topics could include Economics, Psychology, Political Science, Business Ethics, Religion, Technology, or Regional Topics like the Middle East, Asia, etc. (Prerequisite: IPB 121)

400. Cultural Mediation and Facilitation (3) (F, W, S) Basic skills in conflict resolution and reconciliation as a third party mediator and facilitator. Particular attention is given to multi-cultural techniques and disputes. (Prerequisite IPB 121 or corequisite IPB 121 with instructor permission)

450. Advanced Cultural Mediation and Facilitation (3) (F, W) Advanced skills in conflict resolution and reconciliation as a third party mediator and facilitator. Leadership skills and reconciliation processes are also explored. (Prerequisite IPB 400)

454. Culture and Conflict Transformation (3) (W) Explores theories and issues of conflict transformation and reconciliation within and between diverse cultural systems. Particular attention is given to various cultural methods of conflict transformation. (Prerequisite: IPB 121)