Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2018-29
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Caroline Harrison, Chair
Date of First Reading: January 29, 2018
Date of Second Reading: February 26, 2018
Title of Motion: Request from the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences – School of Social and Behavioral Science, and the School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies – for the establishment of an undergraduate degree – BA in Conflict Resolution
Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.
Rationale: Conflict resolution will allow students to understand relevant theory (communication, conflict resolution and transformation, peace) and apply it to real-life situations of conflict, both at individual and collective spheres, to better address, through communication, the tensions and disputes that inevitably occur when people interact, professionals work together and governments work out their differences. The program is made unique by its attention to all these levels of communication, from the micro to the macro level.