Credited ICNC/Rutgers-Newark Online Course on Civil Resistance
ICNC and the Rutgers University Graduate School-Newark will soon be accepting application for their online course, "Civil Resistance and the Dynamics of Nonviolent."
This online course will provide an in‐depth and multi‐disciplinary perspective on civilian‐based movements and campaigns that defend and obtain basic rights and justice around the world with the use of nonviolent tactics and strategies - from Egypt to Burma, from Zimbabwe to West Papua. We will look at issues of agency and structure, strategic planning and mobilization, formation, sustenance and dynamics of nonviolent movements, democratic transitions and civil resistance, backfire and security divisions, digital actors and tools, role of third party actors and finally, historical and contemporary cases of civil resistance around the world.
The course will involve a mixture of both live, synchronous activities done at set scheduled times (webinars, live chats, and Skype conversations) and asynchronous activities to be completed within specified time frames (forum posts, short quizzes, readings, and videos). The course will be facilitated by and involve presentations from academic advisors and staff of the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC).
When: October 14th - November 14th, 2014
Where: ICNC's Online Learning Platform (civilresistancestudies.org)
Who should apply: Graduate students and working professionals interested in the subject matter. Since the course is online it is open to international students and professionals as well, so learners from across the globe are encouraged to apply.
Graduate Credits: The Rutgers University Graduate School-Newark will offer graduate credits for interested participants that might be transferable to their home institutions. More about this option will be posted in the coming weeks.