Conflict Resolution for College Students

Conflict resolution for college students free online course

Conflicts with roommates, professors, classmates, coworkers, and club members are a common part of the college experience. This interactive Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is designed to help you successfully manage the interpersonal disputes you encounter during your time as a student. You will learn about common causes of conflict and explore challenging situations that students regularly encounter. Additionally, you’ll gain increased awareness of how you tend to respond to conflict, and learn effective dispute management and communication skills.

This free online course is aimed to help college students to:

  • Identify factors that escalate and deescalate conflicts.
  • Identify skills to help manage interpersonal conflicts.
  • Recall resources for conflict management and procedural assistance at Colorado State University. (Note, although some course content covers services at CSU, you do not have to be a CSU student to take this course).

Developed by experts at CSU

Developed by Conflict Resolution Services at Colorado State University, this course was created to provide free and easily accessible information to students. Conflict Resolution Services has assisted thousands of students in effectively managing disputes with roommates, faculty, advisors, classmates, coworkers, family, and friends. In doing so, it was discovered that many students were unfamiliar with some basic conflict management strategies that may have helped them address their disputes earlier and more successfully. As such, this course was created as an educational opportunity with the capacity to help a large number of students increase their conflict competence.

Frequently asked questions

Q: Do I have to complete all the modules in the course?
A: No, you do not need to complete all of the modules if you are only interested in personal development.

Q. Do I get a certificate if I finish the course?
A. No, you will not receive a certificate. However, if you complete 75% of the course with a 75% or higher you will unlock a "Statement of Accomplishment."

Q: Do I have to wait for the next time the course is offered to register?
A: No, you do not have to wait for the next time the course is offered to register. This course will be continuously open so students have access to the content when they need it.

More about MOOCs

MOOCs are noncredit, student interaction-based programs that provide educational access to the public at no cost. They are typically less immersive than credit courses you would find at a university, offering more generalized content that is meant to provide you with a breadth of understanding across the subject matter. MOOCs feature instructor-driven content with a heavy emphasis on student participation. This student-to-student communication creates knowledge and discoveries that enrich the course with a social aspect and shared experiences.

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