Course Template for Conflict

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Suggested Primary Conflict Courses (15 credits)

Commun 823: Seminar in Small Group Communication
Commun 860: Seminar in Conflict Interventions
Commun 864: Communication and Social Influence
Commun 865: Theory and Practice of Mediation
Commun 965: Discourse of Conflict

Suggested Methods Courses (minimum 6 credits; typical recommendation is closer to 12 credits)

Commun 700: Quantitative Research in Communication
Commun 702: Qualitative Research Methods
Commun 770: Measurement in Communication Research
Commun 971: Meta-Analysis
Commun 972: Multivariate Methods in Communication Research

It is recommended that additional research methods courses from outside the department be used to supplement the Communication courses listed above.

Those who are interested in quantitative research methods are encouraged to take courses that address the following topics:

  1. correlation and regression,
  2. experimental design (i.e., ANOVA)
  3. general multivariate techniques
  4. analysis of categorical data, and
  5. structural equation modeling.

Examples include:

Ed Psy 820: Multiple Regression and Other General Linear Models
Ed Psy 823: Structural Equation Modeling
Ed Psy 824: Advanced Experimental Design and Analysis
Ed Psy 826: Analysis of Cross-Classified Categorical Data
Ed Psy 929: Seminar in Statistics and Research Design
Bus Adm 714: Multivariate Techniques in Management Research
Bus Adm 912: Statistical Methods for Management Research
Bus Adm 914: Advanced Multivariate Techniques in Management Research

Those who are interested in qualitative research methods are encouraged to follow the Communication survey course in qualitative research methods with a more specialized course, if available, in the method in which they are most interested. Those currently available include:

Anthro 561: Techniques & Problems in Ethnography
Anthro 761: Problems in Comparative Method & Theory
History 712: Historiography & Theory of History
History 713: Historical Research Methods
History 714: Oral History

Some research methods courses may introduce you to both qualitative and quantitative approaches. Depending on the instructor, these can include:

Pol Sci 720: Theoretical & Methodological Issues of Comparative Politics
Pol Sci 769: Analyzing & Evaluating Public Policies & Programs

Suggested Electives (minimum of 21 credits)

Commun 801: Seminar in Interpersonal Communication
Commun 802: Marital and Family Communication
Commun 803: Seminar in Gender Communication
Commun 850: Seminar in Intercultural Communication
Commun 890: Theory and Practice of International Peacebuilding
CrmJst 668: Conceptual Foundations of Law, Order, and Justice
Econ 753: Collective Bargaining
IR 715: Alternative Dispute Resolution
Busn 731: Managerial Decisions and Negotiations
Polsci 818: Theories of International Political Economy
Polsci 960: International Conflict
Polsci 962: Ethnic Conflict
Sociol 920: Seminar in Race and Ethnic Relations