Course code EIE306

EIE306 Conflict handling and conflict solving processes

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ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Department of Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2012-2013
Preferential right:
Spatial Planning, Property and Land Law.
Course contents:

1. Some repetition and summary of knowledge from earlier courses that form the basis for this course. Individual work in the form of literature review will be possible.

2. Introduction to the theoretical basis, including institutional theory that is the framework for conflict management.

3. Negotiation knowledge

a) Negotiations as a strategy for increasing value in a market

b) Negotiation in interplay/contrast with formal, management-based/court of justice-based decision-making power.

c) Negotiations in instrumental connection: how to come to reasonable solutions.

4. Process-leading

a) mediation

b) hearings

c) legal mediation

The course contents introduce and provide some repetition of theoretical material, application of theoretical material in professional problem approach and practice, including negotiation. It consists of literature study, lectures and compulsory exercises that must also be satisfactorily completed in order to sit for the exam.

Learning outcome:
After the completion of the course, students will be familiar with the most important methods for 1) Conflict management (negotiations, mediation, structured hearings, formal decision making, etc.) and 2) Management of such processes, both relevant for professionals in the area of planning and property. Furthermore, the students will have the skills to participate professionally in such activities, especially negotiations, mediation and hearings.
Learning activities:
Lectures, exercises, seminars, reading of literature and writing of project assignment with supervision. The project is individual and consists of one compulsory part which is the same for all students, and one part where the students choose topics together with the teachers.
Teaching support:
Will be distributed at the start of the course as part of the course overview.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Class exercises and seminars in mediation techniques.
Written exam
Nominal workload:
300 hours in total, divided as follows: Literature studies, including lectures: 170 hours Seminars etc., with preparation and evaluation: 50 hours Exercise work: 80 hours
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Lectures: 50 hours Seminars, discussion groups, class exercises: 40 hours Compulsory individual exercises: 80 hours
An external examiner participates in the evaluation of all the examination papers. There is great emphasis placed on having an examiner that is willing to play a role as cooperator in the quality assurance, and the same examiner will be used year after year in order to compare this over time. The examiner is systematically and thoroughly informed of the course goal, content and arrangements, and is included in the development of the examination. There will be discussions with teachers and possibly some students.
Examination details: Term paper: A - E / Ikke bestått