2013-14 College Catalog

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Conflict Resolution - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

An Arts and Sciences Area of Study

Application Code 253

For curriculum information, contact the Social Sciences and Teacher Education Division—Room ST-149—443-518-1620.

Conflict is part of life and exists between and among individuals, groups, and nations. The Conflict Resolution area of study teaches students theory and skills that will help them to resolve conflicts in many settings. This area of study is founded on theory and skills in psychology, sociology, philosophy, and conflict resolution. Students will learn how conflicts arise from an interpersonal and social perspective. Students will also learn many ways that conflicts can be handled and how professionals have learned to help resolve conflicts peacefully between and among individuals, groups, and in the world. The Conflict Resolution area of study will work in partnership with the Howard Community College Mediation and Conflict Resolution Center (HCC MCRC), and students will find opportunities to observe and practice skills in class and in cooperation with the HCC MCRC. Students will be able to transfer to four-year programs in Maryland and other states. Students who complete a BA degree in conflict resolution (or other similar title) can find employment in a number of settings, including criminal justice, government, business, human resources, labor, health, and education.

General Education Core

Students enrolled in transfer patterns must take a minimum of 30 credits in General Education. Each student’s total of general education and required courses must equal at least 60 semester hours of credit.


Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3 credits

Humanities, Arts and Literature

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Humanities Core Course

-Arts Core Course

-Literature Core Course


One Humanities Core Course (3 credits), plus one Arts Core Course (3 credits), plus one Literature Core Course (3 credits) satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement, OR a World Language Sequence (8 credits), plus another Humanities, Arts, and Literature Core (3 credits) in a second discipline other than a world language satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement.

Social Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
ECON-102Principles of Economics (Micro)

3 credits

HIST-122Western Civilization & Pre-Modern World World

3 credits


HIST-123Western Civilization and the Modern World

3 credits


Course NumberTitleCredits
-Science Core Courses


must include one course with lab


Course NumberTitleCredits
-Mathematics Core Course



Course NumberTitleCredits
Interdisciplinary -Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core Course


Required Courses Related to Major

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
ANTH-120Comparative World Cultures

3 credits

CRES-155Introduction to Conflict Resolution

3 credits

CRES-201Conflict and Process

3 credits

CRES-202Dynamics of Social Conflict


PHIL-103Introduction to Ethics

3 credits

PSYC-101General Psychology

3 credits

PSYC-202Social Psychology

3 credits

SOCI-101Introduction to Sociology

3 credits

SOCI-102Social Problems

3 credits

SPCH-110Interpersonal Communication

3 credits

Total Credit Hours: 60-66