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2013-2014 CU Denver Catalog 
2013-2014 CU Denver Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mediation Undergraduate Certificate

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Mediation entails a third-party intervention designed to assist parties in managing conflict. Trained mediators are impartial process experts who learn to utilize communication and conflict philosophy and theories to increase the probability of more favorable outcomes between parties in conflict. The undergraduate certificate is designed for communication majors or any student interested in developing practical skills in alternative dispute resolution. The courses in this certificate focus on alternative dispute processes that include strategies for managing conflict in personal, public, legal, political, governmental and corporate contexts.

Certificate Requirements

The undergraduate certificate in mediation requires 12 semester hours (four courses).

Core Courses

Students must complete the following core course:

Total: 9 Hours

Total: 3 Hours

Certificate Total: 12 Hours

Students may be allowed to take courses other than those on this list to fulfill the requirements for the certificate, if those courses better fit their professional goals. Requests for approval of different courses should be made in writing to Larry Erbert, Plaza 102-D. Requests should include an explanation of the relevance of the course to be substituted to the student’s professional goals and the certificate. Such courses must be taught in the Department of Communication at the University of Colorado Denver. Only one course may be substituted.

Grade and Residency Requirements

A grade of B or higher must be earned in each course completed as part of the certificate (a grade of B- is not acceptable). All of the credit hours for the certiifcate must be earned at the University of Colorado Denver.


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