The School of Arts & Sciences

Department of Social Sciences

Minor in Conflict Analysis and Resolution

Program Mission Statement

The minor in Conflict Analysis and Resolution supports the Lebanese American University’s core mission, values and vision by:

  1. Equipping students with the pertinent skills to fulfill their civic engagement duties, all the while reinforcing LAU’s reputation as an institution of academic excellence;
  2. Preparing students to take on leadership roles in their respective communities and countries;
  3. Consolidating students’ commitment to social justice; and,
  4. Promoting a culture of peace and nonviolent conflict resolution.

Why have a minor in Conflict Resolution?

To have a basic understanding of conflict, its causes, dynamics and its often complex consequences.

  1. To have a basic understanding of conflict, its causes, dynamics and its often complex consequences.
  2. To acquire a set of useful skills for your professional career in various fields.
  3. To acquire greater knowledge and skills on how to deal constructively and effectively with differences and conflicts in various contexts. 

Courses

In order to qualify for a minor in Conflict Analysis and Resolution, students must complete 18 credits from the following courses: 

Minor Core Requirements (9 Credits)

CAR201/POL 252 Fundamentals of Conflict Resolution 3
CAR202/PJE 201 Cross-cultural Communication and Conflict 3
CAR315/PJE315/POL 315 Community Conflict and Conflict Resolution 3

Minor Elective Requirements (9 Credits)

CAR204/PSY 204 Social Psychology 3
CAR213/POL 213 Mediation skills 3
CAR231/POL 231 Introduction to Human Rights 3
CAR241/POL 241 Model UN: Diplomatic Skills & Simulation 3
CAR316/POL 316 Introduction to International Conflict and Conflict Resolution 3
CAR317/MGT317/POL317 Conflict Resolution Tools for the Business World 3
POL 332 Public International Law 3
CAR415/POL 415 Negotiation and Bargaining 3
CAR432/POL 432 Diplomacy and Consular Services 3
CAR318/REL 318 Religious Thought and Conflict Resolution 3
CAR311/SOC 311 Social Problems 3
CAR312/WOS 312 Women and Economic Power 3

Admission Requirements

Students from all majors may qualify for a minor in Conflict Analysis and Resolution, as long as they complete the required courses (See “Minor Requirements”). If you wish to declare a minor in Conflict Analysis and Resolution, you must contact the Registrar’s Office and inform your advisor in order to be assisted with the course selection.


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