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Applied Conflict Management - B.A. Program Requirements PDFDownload to print

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
II.   MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (48 credits)*  Courses count in major GPA 
Type Course Title Credits
KSS CACM 11001 Introduction to Conflict Management 3
    21002 Gender, Power and Conflict 3
    22020 International Conflict Resolution 3
    31003 Nonviolence: Theory and Practice 3
    31010 Conflict Theory 3
ELR    35092 Internship in Conflict Management 3-12
    38080 Mediation: Theory and Training 3
WIC   41010 Reconciliation vs. Revenge** 3
WIC   42020 Qualitative Research in Conflict Management** 3
    Major Elective***,***** 9-18
  Choose from the following: 3
  CACM 21010 Cross-Cultural Conflict Management (3)  
    32020 Strategic Planning (3)  
    33030 Conflict in the Workplace (3)  
    34040 Negotiation (3)  
    35050 Environmental Conflict Resolution (3)  
Type Title   Credits
  Foreign Language**** 14-20
  Kent Core Additional (must be from two categories) 6
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory) 6-7
  Kent Core Composition 6-8
  Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each) 9
  Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning 3-5
  Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines) 3
  College General Requirements (must be from Kent Core Basic Sciences)***** 3
  College General Requirements (must be from Kent Core Social Sciences)****** 3
  General Electives (minimum 12 upper-division credit hours)
Number of credits required depends on meeting minimum 121 credit hours and minimum 42 upper-division credit hours

* All courses taken from the list of major program requirements are used in the calculation of the major GPA.

** A minimum C grade must be earning in either CACM 41010 or CACM 42020 in order to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

*** Select from the following programs, chosen in consultation with a CACM advisor: Anthropology, Applied Conflict Management, Communication Studies, Geography, History, Human Development and Family Studies, Justice Studies, Management and Information Systems, Pan-African Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Relations, Sociology or Approved others. If CACM 35092 Internship in Conflict Management is taken for more than 3 credit hours, the number of credits is over 3 and may be used to fulfill major electives (prerequisite: two upper-division CACM courses and junior standing).

****Fulfills College General Requirement

*****The number of required elective credits is dependent upon the number of internship credits taken above 3. For example, if a student takes 6 credit hours of internship, then the student needs 15 major elective credit hours.

******One additional course taken from the Kent Core Basic Science courses in the following Arts and Sciences disciplines: Anthropology (ANTH), Biological Sciences (BSCI), Chemistry (CHEM), Geography (GEOG), Geology (GEOL) or Physics (PHY). Students may take the courses listed in the "introductory" sequences with the restrictions noted above in the Kent Core Basic Science section. The course may not be from the student's major.

*******One additional course taken from the Kent Core Social Sciences courses in the following Arts and Sciences disciplines: Anthropology (ANTH), Applied Conflict Management (CACM), Geography (GEOG), Criminology and Justice Studies (JUS), Political Science (POL), Psychology (PSYC) or Sociology (SOC). The course may not be from the student's major.

Foreign Language Note: Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in the College of Arts and Sciences must have the equivalent of Elementary I and II in any language, plus one of the following options:


a. Intermediate I and II of the same language
b. Elementary I and II of a second language
c. Any combination of two courses from the following list:
    -Intermediate I of the same language
    -MCLS 10001 Introduction to Structural Concepts for Language Students
    -MCLS 20000 Global Literacy and Cultural Awareness
    -MCLS 20091 Seminar: Global Literacy Case Studies

All students with prior foreign language experience should take the foreign language placement test to determine the appropriate level at which to start. Some students may begin their university foreign language experience beyond the Elementary I level and will complete the requirement with fewer credit hours and fewer courses. This may be accomplished by: (1) passing a course beyond Elementary I through Intermediate II level or (2) receiving credit through Credit by Exam (CBE), the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), the Advanced Placement (AP) exam or credit through the International Baccalaureate (IB) program; or (3) being designated a "native speaker" of a non-English language (consult with the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Office for additional information). When students complete the requirement with fewer than 14 credit hours and four courses, they will complete remaining hours with general electives.

Minimum 24 credit hours in the major must be upper-division (30000 and 40000) level.