This online course examines conflict as a natural and inevitable aspect of human relationships, and explores opportunities for listening, dialogue, storytelling, forgiveness and reconciliation. Students will be introduced to major theorists and practitioners and will have occasion to engage in praxis as well as theory. The course will focus on the interdisciplinary nature of conflict transformation and address questions such as: What are the causes and consequences of social conflict? How do we come to know and understand conflict? How do our assumptions about conflict affect our strategies for management, resolution, and/or transformation? What are methods for engaging conflicts productively rather than destructively, particularly within our vocational callings?