Course Descriptions

HS 294F — Responsible Mediation

Meets for one-half semester and yields half-course credit. Open only to students enrolled in the MA program in coexistence and conflict. Other students considered with permission of the instructor.

Introduces mediation as a process to engage disputing parties in a shared approach toward understanding, discussing and resolving differences. The course provides an overview of definitions, roles and questions such as: What is mediation? What makes mediation work? What is a mediator's role? What's involved in a mediation session? How do we deal with emotions? How to deal with cultural differences? Do we have to reach an agreement? What are the options if we don't come to an agreement? Usually offered every year.
Theodore Johnson