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LB5514 - Cross-Cultural Dispute Resolution

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Law Office

This subject examines conflict and dispute resolution theory and practice in cross-cultural contexts. The subject seeks to identify the limits of a Western model of conflict resolution in cross-cultural conflicts. The subject explores cultural and ethnic based conflicts with a view to identifying the points of uniqueness that warrant selection of suitable interventions. Cases and experiences expose students to a range of cross-cultural contexts that one may encounter in business travel or life generally.

Learning Outcomes

  • mastery of the skills and knowledge required to undertake critical analysis and evaluation of cross-cultural disputes culminating in the development of appropriate strategies for preparation for, design of and engagement in a dispute resolution process with cross-cultural parameters as a conflict worker;
  • demonstrated high level cognitive skills in investigation, analysis and synthesis of complex subject related ideas through research and critical discussion.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to appraise information critically;
  • The ability to use independent judgment to synthesise information to make intellectual and/or creative advances;
  • The ability to think laterally and be original;
  • The ability to conceptualise problems;
  • The ability to conceptualise and evaluate a range of potential solutions to relevant problems.
Assumed
Knowledge:
LB5500 or LB5525

Availabilities

Townsville, Study Period 9, Limited
Census Date 04-Oct-2012
Face to face teaching 21-Sep-2012 to 23-Sep-2012 (Three day workshop: 21/22/23 September)
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Dr Judith Rafferty, Mr Brett Greenland.
Workload expectations:
  • 21 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: essays (50%); discussion paper (30%); online participation (20%).

Study Period 9, External
Census Date 04-Oct-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Dr Judith Rafferty, Mr Brett Greenland.
Workload expectations:
  • 21 hours workshops/Seminars - Optional workshop: 21 - 23 September.
Method of Delivery: andFace to faceWWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: essays (50%); discussion paper (30%); online participation (20%).

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