Conflict Management Minor
The study of conflict management is the study of human behavior during disputes, including the causes of conflict, techniques for dealing with disputes, and strategies for achieving a resolution that satisfy one’s interests and preserve relationships. People often assume that these skills are acquired during a lifetime by simply experiencing conflict, but that is not necessarily the case. We can spend our entire lives moving from one conflict to another — at home, at school, or at work — simply repeating the same ineffective responses without realizing opportunities for, and methods to achieve, successful outcomes. The minor in conflict management aspires to provide students with a theoretical framework, habits of mind and tangible skills, in areas such as negotiation, mediation, voice training, language, ethics, psychology, and neuroscience, among other fields. In addition, the minor aims to provide a better understanding of the world we live in and the conflicts that surround us by studying domestic and international conflicts, both past and current. The minor’s goal is to allow students to become better conflict managers and thus better citizens of the world.
The minor is open to all undergraduate students.
In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:
- take at least nine hours of their minor "core" requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
- earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000 in the minor core requirements. Some programs may require higher standards for minor or specific courses.
For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.
|PSYC 101||General Psychology F||3|
|Practical-based courses (select three)||9|
|Leading and Managing: An Introduction to Organizational Behavior|
|Negotiations (BUSI 405 prerequisite, 1.5 credits) 1|
|Groups and Teams in Organizations (BUSI 405 prerequisite, 1.5 credits) 1|
|Voice Training I|
or PLCY 305
|Communicating Under Pressure: Tools for Effective Communication|
|Foundations of Leadership 4, F|
|Individuals, Families, and Communities in Diverse Contexts 4|
|Introduction to Leadership and Group Dynamics 5|
|Social Relations in the Workplace|
|Language and Power|
|How to Reason and Argue: An Introduction to Critical Thinking 3|
|Practical Ethics: Moral Reasoning and How We Live 3, H|
|Morality and Business 3|
|Internal and Interpersonal Conflict Management|
|Legislative Procedure in Congress|
|International Conflict Processes|
|International Conflict Management and Resolution H|
|Social and Economic Justice, Experiential Education|
or SOCI 274
|Social and Economic Justice|
|Leadership in Violence Prevention|
|Select one course from either human behavior and brain function OR domestic- and internationally-related course list||3|
|Human Behavior and Brain Function|
|Introduction to Neuroscience|
|Cognitive Psychology 2, H|
|Social Psychology 2, H|
|Human Memory 2|
|Theoretical, Empirical Perspectives on Personality 2|
|Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination 2|
|Attitude Change 2|
|Practical Wisdom from Advanced Social Psychology 2|
|The Social Psychology of Self-Regulation 2|
|Domestic- and Internationally Related Courses|
|Cracking India: Partition and Its Legacy in South Asia H|
|Beyond Hostilities: Israeli-Palestinian Exchanges and Partnerships in Film, Literature, and Music|
|The Global Cold War|
|The Conflict over Israel/Palestine|
|War and Society in Early Modern Europe|
|History of France and Algeria|
|Fascist Challenge in Europe, 1918-1945|
|The History of the Civil Rights Movement H|
|Human Rights in the Modern World H|
|The Middle East and the West|
|Civil War and Reconstruction, 1848-1900|
|Analysis of National Security Policy|
|The Politics of Russia and Eurasia H|
|Crisis and Change in Russia and Eastern Europe|
|Terrorism and International Peace|
|Conflict and Intervention in the Former Yugoslavia H|
|Religion and Violence|
Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.
FY-Launch class sections may be available. A FY-Launch section fulfills the same requirements as a standard section of that course, but also fulfills the FY-SEMINAR/FY-LAUNCH First-Year Foundations requirement. Students can search for FY-Launch sections in ConnectCarolina using the FY-LAUNCH attribute.
PSYC 101 is a required prerequisite. Some PSYC courses may have additional prerequisites (see course description).
Students may select only one PHIL course from the list.
Registration priority will be given to education majors and minors. Conflict management students can register after School of Education majors and minors.
Registration priority will be given to exercise and sport science majors and minors. Conflict management students can register after exercise and sport science majors and minors.
See the program page here for special opportunities.