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(IPB 352) Intercultural Conflict Dynamics

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.

Credit Hours 3.0 Lecture
Prerequisite IPB 121 or Permission of Instructor
Offered Fall, Winter
Programs Certificate in Intercultural Peacebuilding, Intercultural Peacebuilding (BA), Pacific Studies (BA), Pacific Studies Minor

Course Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students should have gained the following knowledge, skills, and attitudes:

  1. Understand the theory behind group conflict dynamics.
  2. Develop the ability to apply those theories to historical and contemporary conflicts.
  3. Learn how to use these theories to improve fieldwork in diagnosing and transforming conflict.
  4. Develop the confidence and ability to see how we each, individually, can fulfill President McKay’s prophecy on being an influence for peace internationally.