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COM 375-01 Course Schedule (subject to change) 

Tues Aug 21
Introductions to the course and each other
Thurs Aug 23
Introduction to the subject matter
 Fri Aug 24 is last day to add and last day for regular audit 
 Sun Aug 26 is last day to drop for full refund and without a W on your transcript
Tues Aug 28
Definitions and models of conflict 
Read "Understanding The Conflict Episode"
Thurs Aug 30
Destructive v. constructive conflict
Conflict Analysis Paper 1 assigned 
Tues Sept 4
Levels and styles of conflict
Read "Confronting Conflict"
Thurs Sept 6
Confronting conflict (or not) and cycles of conflict
Tues Sept 11
No Class -Rosh Hashana
Thurs Sept 13
Read "Types of Interpersonal Goals"
Tues Sept 18
Face and attribution 
Read "Face Saving"
Thurs Sept 20
No class - Big Medical Day
Tues Sept 25
Marital conflict
Read "What Makes Marriage Work" and "The Powerful Predictor Behind Successful Relationships"
Thurs Sept 27
Catch-up and Review
Tues Oct 2
Exam 1
Thurs Oct 4
Reading Day
Read Getting to Yes, pp. 3-57 so we can start discussing it on Tues Oct 9
Tues Oct 9
Introducing the negotiation model
Read Getting to Yes, pp. 3-57
Thurs Oct 11
Practice negotiations 
Conflict Analysis Paper 1 due
Conflict Analysis Paper 2 assigned
Tues Oct 16
No class – Fall Break
Thurs Oct 18
Issues in negotiation
Read "Structuring the Issues"
Tues Oct 23
Reading Day
Finish Getting to Yes
Thurs Oct 25 Options and criteria
Read Getting to Yes, pp. 58-95
Negotiation Report assigned
Fri Oct 26 is last day to request withdraw
Tues Oct 30 Integrative strategies
Read "Forms Taken By Integrative Agreements"
Thurs Nov 1
Best alternative to a negotiated agreement
Read Getting to Yes, pp.99-150
Tues Nov 6
Getting you ready for upcoming negotiations; Negotiation jujitsu; Objections to interest-based negotiations
Read Getting to Yes, pp. 149-187
Thurs Nov 8
No class – National Communication Association Convention
Tues Nov 13
More practice negotiations
Thurs Nov 15
Still more practice negotiations
Tues Nov 20
"If we need it" day
Thurs Nov 22
No class – Thanksgiving
Tues Nov 27 and Thurs Nov 29
Even more practice negotiations
Read "15 Rules for Negotiating a Job Offer" for Tues Nov 27
Conflict Analysis Paper 2 due Thurs Nov 29
Tues Dec 4
Third parties
Read "What Kind of Conflict Help is Available?"
Thurs Dec 6
Focus Group and Review
Negotiation Report due
Thurs Dec 13
Exam 2, 1 to 2:30 p.m.

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