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Penn State University Park

Begin Date: Summer 2000
End Date: Fall 2016 

Dispute Management and Resolution Minor

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

This interdisciplinary minor, administered by the Departments of Communication Arts and Sciences, and Labor Studies and Employment Relations, provides students with the opportunity to learn about and develop skills appropriate to the management and resolution of problems created by difference in attitudes, beliefs, values, and behavioral preferences of individuals primarily in 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 Administration of Justice, Communication Arts and Sciences, 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.

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 404(3) or CAS 404(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 9 credits from ADM J/WMNST 423 US(3), CAS 250(3), CAS 403(3), CAS 452(3), CAS 471 US;IL(3), HD FS 311(3), HD FS 414(3), LER/WMNST 136 US(3), LER 411(3), LER 414W(3), LER 434(3), PL SC 014 GS;IL(3), PL SC 090(3), PL SC 418(3), PL SC 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), S T S 390(3) (Sem: 5-8)


Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2000

Blue Sheet Item #: 27-07-064

Review Date: 11/4/03

UCA Revision #1: 8/3/06



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