Sport and Conflict Resolution - Undergraduate Minor
There has been a real growth in the establishment of non-profit organizations that use ‘sport for development’, sport to bring diverse communities together and also ‘sport for peace’ organizations in high conflict areas of the world.
The Sport and Conflict Resolution minor will help prepare students to work for organizations dedicated to using sports for development, community building and peace. It provides students with a cross section of courses in sports management and conflict resolution. Courses in sports management frame the sports industry in a philosophical, ethical, cultural and business context. Conflict resolution courses will introduce students to foundational concepts in the study of human conflict, the analysis of conflict and problem solving techniques for helping to resolve conflict.
This is an interdisciplinary minor offered by the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution and the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism and is available to all Mason undergraduate students.
- SPMT 201: Introduction to Sport Management (3 credit hours)
- SPMT 302: Philosophical and Ethical Dimensions of Sport (3 credit hours)
- SPMT 304: Sport, Culture, and Society (3 credit hours)
- CONF 101: Conflict and Our World (3 credit hours)
- CONF 300: Conflict Resolution Techniques and Practice (3 credit hours)
Choose one of the following:
- CONF 302: Culture, Identity, and Conflict (3 credit hours)
- CONF 435: Building Peace in Divided Societies (3 credit hours)
Total credits: 18
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