Course Description

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Voices in Conflict


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Why are conflicts so hard to resolve? How do myths about conflict affect communication? What is the role of power in conflicts? How can we use language and listening skills to engage in healthy conflict resolution? Course examines conflict within and across issues of gender, sexuality, race, class, religion, and ethnicity. Explores attempts to negotiate meaning and power within and across socio-cultural conflicts and how this is revealed through language.