The study of conflict is a study of ourselves and our relation to others at interpersonal, group, and societal levels. The conflict studies minor and certificate programs offer an interdisciplinary perspective on the theory and practice of conflict analysis and response in various settings. Students will be challenged to understand the nature and dynamics of conflict, to address the natural tensions between concerns for justice and concerns for peace, and to develop an appreciation for the challenges of constructive conflict resolution.The conflict studies minor or certificate can help you:
More deeply understand the nature of conflict in an increasingly diverse world
Refine your negotiation skills
More appropriately intervene in conflicts
The program offers a blend of theory and practice with significant time devoted to application. You will study with graduate students from Hamline University’s programs in education, public administration, nonprofit management, general management, and law.
James Francisco Bonilla, professor emeritus of organizational leadership and conflict studies, was awarded a Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council/McKnight Artist Development Grant.
Patricia Palmerton, professor of communication studies, published a chapter on communication and diversity in a book discussing training tutors in speaking centers.
Experience another culture while living and working overseas with the Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate at Hamline.