Mediation: Theory and Practice

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Course No: PCST.4550-021; SIS Class Nbr: 2037; SIS Term: 2840
Course Status: Registration Closed

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

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  • Core Codes: SS
  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3
  • Instructor: John Espinosa
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When Offered & Tuition

  • T,Th | 6:00 PM-8:50 PM
  • Summer 2019: Jul 08 to Aug 15
  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Tuition: $1020
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester, nonrefundable registration fee for credit courses.

Friday Class Meetings for On Campus / Face-to-Face Courses

Unless otherwise noted above

  • Summer I Mon/Wed Evening Courses: Meet May 20-July 1 and include 3 FRIDAYS: May 24, June 7 and June 21 at the regularly scheduled hours.
  • Summer I Tues/Thurs Evening Courses: Meet May 21-July 1 include 2 FRIDAYS: May 31 and June 14 at the regularly scheduled hours.
  • Summer II Mon/Wed Evening Courses: Meet July 8 to Aug 15 include 2 FRIDAYS: July 12, July 26 at the regularly scheduled hours.
  • Summer II Tues/Thurs Evening Courses: Meet July 9 to Aug 15 include 2 FRIDAYS: July 19 and August 12 at the regularly scheduled hours.

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