Course Syllabus


This class introduces core theories and practices related to conflict and peace. It explores key principles, tensions, and dynamics that are fundamental to conflict and teaches students how to engage conflict in collaborative problem-solving ways. This class is designed to enhance capacity for creative conflict transformation in multiple contexts, including families and workplaces as well as local, national, and global communities.


No Prerequisites

Required Resources


Minimum Technology Required

Students will be successful in this course if they have a mobile device, meaning a smartphone with an Android 9+ or iOS 14+ operating system. For more information go to Pathway Technology Requirements or talk to your instructor.

  • You will need to have a computer or mobile device to access Canvas, Google, and to submit your assignments.
    • Note: Your email is actually a Google email and provides you access to a Google drive.
    • Optional: Login to  with your email and password.
  • Regular internet connectivity is also required. 


Course Outcomes

  1. Analyze basic dynamics of conflict.
  2. Approach different conflicts with clarity, charity, and respect.
  3. Propose viable solutions to real-world conflicts.
  4. Develop strategies for collaborative problem-solving.

Major Assignments

The table below is meant to help you see the relevance of each major assignment as it pertains to the course outcomes.

Major Assignment Description Course Outcome #
Assignments various activities to demonstrate mastery of outcomes 1,3,4
Team Activities work as a team to develop strategies and propose solutions 3, 4
Final Project Culminating project spanning multiple weeks 2, 3, 4

Weekly Patterns

The table below displays typical weekly activities, due dates, and activity descriptions. 

Due Date* Learning Model Activity Title Description
Midweek Prepare Read Read content material
End of Week Prove Exercise Application Excercise
End of Week Teach One Another Team Team Activities

*Set your time zone within user preferences so the dates and times for course activities will display correctly for your time zone.

Learning Model

You are encouraged to learn by study and also by faith (D&C 88:118). The three processes of the Learning Model will help you deepen your learning experience.

In this course, the Prepare phase of the Learning Model is delivered through the study material (the textbooks and video materials). The Teach One Another phase is facilitated through team activities. The Ponder and Prove phase is measured through the weekly assignments and activities.

The Five Principles of the learning model are where you, the student, can take personal responsibility and invite the spirit to be part of your study strategies and learning process.



To find feedback quicker and to have announcements come to your contact method of choice, add your contact methods in Canvas so you can receive notifications. The tutorial "How do I add contact methods to receive Canvas notifications as a student?" will show you how to add contacts. The tutorial "How do I manage my Canvas notifications as a student?" will show you how to set up your notification preferences. 


You can expect to receive grades and feedback within seven days of the due date for all assignments. Review the rubric for feedback.

If you would like to discuss a graded assignment, review the feedback provided before contacting me. To find feedback on your assignment, please review the article titled How Do I Find Assignment Feedback?Links to an external site. 


Learning any new subject requires dedicated effort and practice over time. With that in mind, you should plan to devote a significant amount of time each week to this course. Spending a little bit of time each day is better than a large amount of time in one sitting. If you put off the work of this course until Saturday, you will likely not be successful. If you start early, ask questions, and work diligently, you will be successful and develop the skills employers want.

Group Work

In Week 01, you will be put into a Group. This group is for you to work with your classmates on team assignments. Remember these groups and the information in these groups is only to be used for class purposes.

Late Work

Turning work in on time is a sign of professionalism and respect for the instructor as well as the other students in the class. Students are expected to submit all work on time.

If you do not submit an assignment or graded quiz by the due date, that assignment or quiz will automatically be given a score of zero. Submitting work late may still earn you points, as long as it is within two weeks of the due date or before the end of the term in week 5-7. To prevent falling behind, it is best to submit your work on time or early.

Accommodations will be made for those who have difficulties submitting assignments on time. Contact your instructor if you need help.

Policy Details
Due Date Assignments are due in the middle and the end of the week. See the modules page for exact due dates and time.
Late Work

If you miss the deadline for an assignment or graded quiz, it will receive a zero score automatically. However, submitting late work within two weeks of the deadline (or before weeks 5-7 at the term's end) may still earn points. To prevent falling behind, it is best to submit your work on time or early.


Each assignment allows up to 3 submissions.

Extra Credit

There is no extra credit in this course.

Grading Scale

Letter Grade Percent
A 100% - 93%
A- 92% - 90%
B+ 89% - 87%
B 86% - 83%
B- 82% - 80%
C+ 79% - 77%
C 76% - 73%
C- 72% - 70%
D+ 69% - 67%
D 66% - 63%
D- 62% - 60%
F 59% and lower

Grade Questions

In this course, the assignments are graded by certified graders. The inclusion of graders in this course is to help instructors have more time to provide student support. If you have a question about a grade, please message your grader in Canvas through the "Assignment Comments" box.

University Policies

Students with Disabilities

Brigham Young University-Idaho is committed to providing a working and learning atmosphere that accommodates qualified persons with disabilities. If you have a disability and require accommodations, please contact the Accessibility Services Office at (208) 496-9210 or visit their website and follow the Steps for Receiving Accommodations. Reasonable academic accommodations are reviewed for all students who have qualified documented disabilities. Services are coordinated with students and instructors by the Accessibility Services Office.

This course may require synchronous meetings. If you are currently registered with the Accessibility Services Office and need an interpreter or transcriber for these meetings, please contact the deaf and hard of hearing coordinator at (208) 496-9219.

Other University Policies

Student Honor and Other Policies

Please read through the document called University Policies. It gives important information about the following topics:

  • Student Honor
    • Academic Honesty
    • Student Conduct
      • Sexual Harassment
  • Student with Disabilities
  • Complaints and Grievances
  • Copyright Notice

Go to the Student Resources module to review further resources and information.

Course Summary:

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