POL 474: Art of Diplomacy and Negotiation

Each day offers new challenges that require we possess necessary skills to understand and manage our surroundings. Negotiation skills, when used appropriately, are a powerful tool in one's toolbox. This course introduces hands-on skills, tools and techniques that are necessary in achieving successful outcomes in negotiations. The course combines theoretical knowledge of leading negotiation scholars as well as practical experience. The primary focus is on enhancing one's personal ability in dealing with conflict/disagreement. As a result, students will be engaged in games, group discussions and creative tasks, inside and outside the classroom.