Mediation: Theory and Practice

Summer 2024 > Humanities & Social Sciences > PCST.4550 > 045

Course No: PCST.4550-045; SIS Class Nbr: 1353; SIS Term: 3340
Course Status: Open

Course Description

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 an 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.

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Section Notes: Live Online Course; Live Online Course: Attend class remotely during specific days and times (sometimes referred to as synchronous learning). Instructors may deliver lessons from an off-campus location, from a campus classroom, lab or studio, and you¿ll also make use of Blackboard, UMass Lowell¿s online learning management tool.
  • Core Codes: SS, ONLINE SYN
  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3
  • Instructor: Seth Izen
  • UMass Lowell Bookstore

When Offered & Tuition

  • M,W-Th | 3:30 PM-5:50 PM ET
  • 2024 Summer: May 13 to Jun 26
  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Tuition: $1155 | Pay as little as $ 587.50/mo for this course.
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  • Note: There is a $30 per semester registration fee for credit courses.

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Unless otherwise noted above

  • Summer Start I M/W classes begin on Monday May 13 and include 3 FRIDAYS: May 17, May 31 and June 14 at the regularly scheduled hours.
  • Summer Start I T/Th classes begin on Tuesday, May 14 and include 2 FRIDAYS: May 24 and June 7 at the regularly scheduled hours.
  • Summer Start II M/W classes begin on Monday, July 8 and include 2 FRIDAYS: July 12 and July 26 at the regularly scheduled hours.
  • Summer Start II T/Th classes begin on Tuesday, July 9 and include 2 FRIDAYS: July 19 and August 2 at the regularly scheduled hours.

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