Description of course Genetics B/ Lab:
4 Credit Hours
Instructor: Jeanne F. Zimmer
This course will focus on mediation and the third-party role of the mediator. Much class time will be spent learning the process of mediation and the skills needed to be a mediator whether in a formal sense or informally as a life skill. Experiential in nature, the course will elicit and build upon students' own experiences of conflict and will use various experiential learning tools to develop practical mediation skills. Students will also survey various streams in the practice of mediation as they have developed historically, along with its theoretical basis. Special attention will be given to arenas/situations in which mediation is and is not appropriate or indicated, to cultural implications of mediation and to some of the ethical dilemmas mediators face. For Justice and Peace Studies major doing a concentration in Conflict Transformation, the course will complement JPST 375 Conflict Analysis and Transformation, but there are no prerequisites and the course is open to students in other majors.