PCS.555-I Mediation: Theory and Practice

Mediation: Theory and Practice

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 38200
Status Active

Mediation is a form of dispute resolution in which a neutral person helps two or more parties discuss their conflict, explore wants and needs, generate options, and reach and agreement. Mediation has become more prevalent over the past few decades in the courts, community-setting, and schools because it empowers the disputing parties to reach a resolution that works for them. This course introduces mediation in the context of other forms of alternative dispute resolution, teaches the principles and theory behind mediation, and trains students in the fundamentals of the mediation process. Interactive exercises and mediation role-plays will be used to provide experiential practice. Upon completion of the course, students will be connected to opportunities to practice mediation in the local courts or with community organizations.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Students with a CSCE or UGRD career need permission to take Graduate Level Courses.