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Many potential students get to know our programs by enrolling to take a single course with us. This is a great way to "sample" the program before applying. It lets you assess if the content of the program meets your goals and interests, and if the structure of the program is manageable given your other commitments.
If you take a course as a non-degree student, earn a grade of B or better, and later enroll in one of our degree programs [Certificate or Masters] the credits earned will be counted towards your degree.
For the fall semester [which begins Tuesday, September 3, 2013], course details are outlined below.
These are 3-credit graduate level courses, and require that students have completed a BA in order to enroll. Course fees for Fall 2012 were approximately $1700 for residents of Massachusetts and $3300 for non-residents.Contact the UMass Boston Bursar's office for up-to-date information on fees.
ConRes 621 Negotiation Professor TBD
Wednesdays: 5:30 - 8:15 PM Term Dates: September 3 - December 21, 2013
Negotiation is the bedrock skill in the study of conflict. This course focuses on building students' skills as negotiators and developing strong analytic skills. Students learn about alternative strategies available to negotiators and how to choose among those alternatives. Negotiation simulations and critiques are a major component of this class.
Introductory Conflict and Conflict Resolution Theory
ConRes 623 Introductory Theory Professor Darren Kew
Tuesdays: 5:30 - 8:15 PM Term Dates: September 3 - December 21, 2013
What is conflict? How does it come about? When does it escalate or subside? Is there any one best way for third parties to help mitigate or bring an end to destructive conflict? And to what extent is theory about the sources and dynamics of conflict a guide to practice? This course offers a broad introduction to existing theories of conflict and conflict resolution. A major theme is the importance of examining existing models of conflict and the assumptions behind them with a questioning mind. A second theme is the linkage between theories about the nature, origins and dynamics of conflict and practical approaches to managing or resolving conflicts especially those that are apparently protracted and intractable.
If you are interested in enrolling in one of these classes, please email the information requested on the NonDegree Course Enrollment Request Form to us at email@example.com. We will begin review of requests once we have determined the number of spaces available for non-degree registration in these classes this semester. Requests will be addressed in the order received. If your request is granted, we will then send you the required forms and instructions on how to register.
For additional information please contact us directly: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-287-7489. We look forward to hearing from you.