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Course Details

Course Details

Course Code: HRMT411 Course ID: 2968 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course focuses on the principles, practices, and processes of dispute and conflict resolution. The course draws on interdisciplinary materials from social science, decision theory, management/labor relations, law, and others. Course curriculum incorporates a review of non-binding dispute resolution strategies such as negotiation and mediation, binding strategies including arbitration, and psychological challenges to overcoming conflict such as cognitive perception biases.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
08/31/20 - 01/29/21 02/01/21 - 03/28/21 Winter 2021 Session I 8 Week session
09/28/20 - 02/26/21 03/01/21 - 04/25/21 Winter 2021 Session D 8 Week session
10/26/20 - 04/02/21 04/05/21 - 05/30/21 Spring 2021 Session B 8 Week session
11/30/20 - 04/30/21 05/03/21 - 06/27/21 Spring 2021 Session I 8 Week session
12/28/20 - 06/04/21 06/07/21 - 08/01/21 Spring 2021 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
1. Discuss the stages of litigation in the U.S. and the points at which it is appropriate to consider using Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) to resolve disputes.
2. Explain the general characteristics of ADR.
3. Discuss several significant ethical issues involved in negotiation.
4. Contrast mediation to adversarial dispute resolution models like arbitration and trial.
5. Explain the purpose and process of the Summary Jury Trial and Mini-Trial process and explain the advantages and disadvantages.
6. Describe the application of interest arbitration, particularly with regard to public sector employment.
7. Identify codes of ADR professional conduct.

NameGrade %
Discussion Forums 40.00 %
Week 1 Forum 5.00 %
Week 2 Forum 5.00 %
Week 3 Forum 5.00 %
Week 4 Forum 5.00 %
Week 5 Forum 5.00 %
Week 6 Forum 5.00 %
Week 7 Forum 5.00 %
Week 8 Forum 5.00 %
Assignments 20.00 %
Week 3 Assignment: Mediation Quarrels 10.00 %
Week 7 Assignment: Executory Arbitration 10.00 %
Exams 40.00 %
Midterm Exam 20.00 %
Final Exam 20.00 %

Websites: In addition to the required course texts the following public domain websites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note website addresses are subject to change.

Site Name

Website URL/Address

Society for Human Resources Management

https://www.shrm.org/pages/default.aspx

APA Style Writing

http:///www.apastyle.org

Managing Human Resources

http://humanresources.about.com/od/glossary m/g/manage _humans.htm

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.*
ISBN:ERESERVE NOTE

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.