BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

CAPS-260 - Approaches to Conflict Resolution II - 3.00 Credits

CAPS-260 - Approaches to Conflict Resolution II - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
Building on Approaches to Conflict Resolution I, learners will continue to develop conflict resolution skills relevant to a career in public safety by focusing on interpersonal communication and a collaborative approach to resolving conflict. Learners will further develop their practical skills by examining case studies like the Oka Crisis, Delgamuukw v. British Columbia, the Ipperwash Inquiry Report, the Mount Polley Mine disaster, and the Wet'suwet'en Solidarity Protests. Further, learners will use Indigenous methods of conflict resolution to examine community-based conflict resolution processes like band council resolutions, mediations, treaty resolutions, sentencing circles, and traditional systems-based approaches. Learners will continue to develop interpersonal communication skills by participating in dialogue that focuses on relationship building, interpersonal and intercultural communication, group simulations, and case studies to critically analyze historical conflicts between law enforcement and Indigenous Nations.
Part of the:
  • Community and Public Safety Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Community and Public Safety Professional Diploma - Diploma Completion Plan
  • Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50-70%, Exam 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes:

    Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to: 

    • describe the impacts of conflict;

    • examine the social, economic, and political context of historical conflict;

    • identify root causes and contributing factors to conflict between Indigenous Nations and law enforcement;

    • analyze historical and contemporary conflicts and outcomes between Indigenous people and police organizations;

    • discuss the roles and relationships between stakeholders and their interests;

    • describe the components of a collaborative approach to resolving conflict in interpersonal relationships using components of conflict resolution dialogue;

    • describe Indigenous methods for conflict resolution and community-based methods to resolve conflict;

    • describe the implications of trauma among diverse populations (race, culture, class, gender, ability); and

    • describe personal emotional response to conflict and demonstrate effective responses to heightened emotion in others.

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