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Penn State University Park

Dispute Management and Resolution Minor

University Park, College of the Liberal Arts (D M R)

This interdisciplinary minor is administered by the Departments of Communication Arts and Sciences and the School of Labor and Employment Relations. It has as specific learning objectives (1) the development of skills appropriate to the management and resolution of problems created by difference in attitudes, beliefs, values, and behaviroal preferences of individuals and (2) learning how to apply these skills across multiple contexts, including interpersonal, group, and organizational contexts, and, to a lesser extent, international contexts. The minor is supportive of, and complementary to, work emphasizing conflict and means for dealing with it in such majors as Communication Arts and Sciences, Criminology/Criminal Justice, Human Development and Family Studies, Labor and Employment Relations, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. Students pursuing the minor must complete 9 credits of prescribed course work and 9 credits of additional course work distributed across at least two of the eight areas identified below. Of the 18 credits selected, at least 9 must be at the 400 level, 6 must be from Communication Arts and Sciences, and 6 must be from Labor and Employment Relations. A maximum of 6 credits earned in the minor, if appropriate, can be used to satisfy requirements in the Communication Arts and Sciences or Labor and Employment Relations majors. Only courses in which the student earns a grade of C or better may be counted toward fulfillment of requirements for the minor.

Some courses may require other course works as some courses have prerequisites.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)


CAS 203(3), LER 100 GS(3) (Sem: 3-6)

(Select 12 credits of which 9 credits must be taken at the 400 level)
Select 3 credits from LER 437(3) or CAS 404(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 9 credits from CRIM/CRIMJ/WMNST 423 US(3), CAS 250(3), CAS 403(3), CAS 452(3), CAS 471 US;IL(3), HDFS 311(3), HDFS 414(3), LER/WMNST 136 US(3),  LER 434(3), PLSC 14 GS;IL(3), PLSC 418(3), PLSC 437(3), PSYCH 281 GS(3), PSYCH 423(3), PSYCH 484(3), SOC 119 GS;US(4), SOC 403(3), SOC 432(3), SOC 455(3) (Sem: 5-8)

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2016

Blue Sheet Item #: 45-01-105

Review Date: 8/23/16

UCA Revision #1: 8/3/06



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