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.

Requirements

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.

Core Requirements
PSYC 101IDEAs in Action General Education logo General Psychology F3
Practical-based courses (select three)9
IDEAs in Action General Education logo 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
Communicating Under Pressure: Tools for Effective Communication
IDEAs in Action General Education logo 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
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Language and Power
IDEAs in Action General Education logo How to Reason and Argue: An Introduction to Critical Thinking 3
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Practical Ethics: Moral Reasoning and How We Live 3, H
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Morality and Business 3
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Internal and Interpersonal Conflict Management
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Legislative Procedure in Congress
International Conflict Processes
IDEAs in Action General Education logo International Conflict Management and Resolution H
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Social and Economic Justice, Experiential Education
Social and Economic Justice
Social Movements
Political Sociology
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Leadership in Violence Prevention
Select one course from either human behavior and brain function OR domestic- and internationally-related course list3
Human Behavior and Brain Function
IDEAs in Action General Education logo 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
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Cracking India: Partition and Its Legacy in South Asia H
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Beyond Hostilities: Israeli-Palestinian Exchanges and Partnerships in Film, Literature, and Music
IDEAs in Action General Education logo The Global Cold War
IDEAs in Action General Education logo The Conflict over Israel/Palestine
IDEAs in Action General Education logo War and Society in Early Modern Europe
IDEAs in Action General Education logo 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
IDEAs in Action General Education logo The Politics of Russia and Eurasia H
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Crisis and Change in Russia and Eastern Europe
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Terrorism and International Peace
Conflict and Intervention in the Former Yugoslavia H
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Religion and Violence
Total Hours15
H

Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

F

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.

1

 BUSI 545 and BUSI 555 are 1.5 credit hour courses. Students who choose these courses will need to select two additional courses (for a total of 9 hours) to fulfill this requirement.

2

 PSYC 101 is a required prerequisite. Some PSYC courses may have additional prerequisites (see course description).

3

Students may select only one PHIL course from the list.

4

Registration priority will be given to education majors and minors. Conflict management students can register after School of Education majors and minors. 

5

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.

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Program Advisor

Shai Tamari

tamari@email.unc.edu

Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies

Navin Bapat

bapat@email.unc.edu

Student Services Manager

Luke Morgan

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