Academic Catalog

Global Conflict Certificate

The University of Akron has a long history of the interdisciplinary study of conflict, because understanding the nature of conflict is the first step toward reducing conflict and violence at home, in our communities, workplaces, and schools. This graduate certificate, jointly administered by the departments of Political Science and Sociology, will build on that tradition to enhance the capacity of students to effectively work toward reducing the harms associated with global conflict and violence.

Required Core Courses

Conflict Analysis Core Courses

  • 3700:622 Seminar in Alternatives to Violence at Home and Abroad(3 credits)
  • 3850:555 Family Violence(3 credits)

Skill Development Core Courses

  • 7400:585 Seminar in Family & Consumer Sciences -006 Seminar: General Mediation Training(3 credits)
  • 7400:585 Seminar in Family & Consumer Sciences-007 Seminar: Divorce Mediation Training (3 credits)

Elective Courses (choose three)*

  • 3850:521 Race & Ethnic Relations (3 credits)
  • 3370:580 Seminar in Environmental Studies (2 credits)
  • 3700:610 Seminar in International Politics (3 credits)
  • 3700:690 Special Topics in Political Science (global conflict related) (1-3 credits)

Total credit hours: 19