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Conflict Analysis and Intervention Minor

The minor in conflict analysis and intervention prepares students to analyze conflict interaction and explore various methods of formal and informal conflict intervention in a wide variety of contexts. The program is intended for students not majoring in communication studies who wish to supplement and augment their major area of study. The requirements for a conflict analysis and intervention studies minor are 18 credit hours. Please visit http://www.jmu.edu/commstudies/conflictanalysis/index.shtml for more information about the institute for conflict and intervention.

SCOM 240. Introduction to Communication Theory


SCOM 241. Communication Studies Lab


SCOM 331. Communication and Conflict


SCOM 332. Mediation


SCOM 432. Senior Seminar in Conflict Analysis and Intervention


Choose TWO from the following:


SCOM 245. Signs, Symbols and Social Interaction

SCOM 320. Introduction to Interpersonal Communication


SCOM 333. Negotiations


SCOM 334. Alternative Dispute Resolution


SCOM 350. Organizational Communication


SCOM/WMST 348. Communication and Gender


SCOM 352. Communication and Social Movements


SCOM 353. American Political Culture and Communication


SCOM 371. Talking Through Tough Cases: Ethical Principles and Practices


SCOM 431. Legal Communication


 Total number of credits:  


The Institute for Conflict Analysis and Intervention is the hub for scholarly and applied activities on the JMU campus related to the study of conflict communication and intervention. It is also a founding member of the National Consortium of University Conflict Transformation Programs.

Students and faculty work together on Institute projects such as: Developing a clearinghouse of campus resources for people in conflicts; mediation training and certification; hosting conferences, training in dialogue facilitation; organizing and presenting dialogue workshops, public discussion forums and brown-bag lunch sessions; supporting undergraduate research projects; continuing the Annotated Bibliography project; sponsoring student memberships in the International Association for Conflict Resolution; providing information on internship opportunities; providing information about relevant graduate school programs, and supporting the
student organization.