This course will provide theoretical knowledge about small-group interactions and their application for interpersonal communication and conflict resolution. First, we will study the role of status characteristics, cross-cultural variation in communication, and the emergence of power as they relate to the etiology of conflict. How the same facts can be re-organized in conflict management and resolution will be the focus in the second half of the course. Students will work on case studies and write reports about them.
Priority will be given to students enrolled in the Concurrent Teacher Education program.