This class was tough.
Negotiation theory and practice offered key insights into how to successfully overcome barriers to solving conflicts. Active listening and strategizing with one's opponent as a team starts the process of reaching an amicable, and tenable resolution to disputes.
Everyone should take this course because we all have conflicts in our lives. If we can approach conflicts constructively and engage with the other side, we can resolve the conflict in a quicker, wiser, and more efficient way. This course would be helpful to offer not only in college but also in high school to give students good citizenship skills.
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Advice for students:
Negotiation theory and practice makes you think and requires that you do all the reading and be prepared. I suggest that you read "Getting to Yes" by Roger Fisher and William Ury before taking the class as the strategies that are addressed in that book serve as the launchpad for the classroom discussion in this class.