Credited ICNC/Rutgers-Newark Online Course on Civil Resistance
ICNC and the Rutgers University Graduate School-Newark are accepting applications for the online course, "Civil Resistance and the Dynamics of Nonviolent Conflict."
The world has witnessed a surge in civil resistance movements across different regions. Civil resistance and the dynamics of nonviolent conflict have been instrumental in political transitions from authoritarian and oppressive rule for many decades. Organized civic pressure has been used to fight colonialism and foreign occupation, advance women’s and minority rights, and improve transparency and good governance.
This online course is designed to 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 Tunisia to Burma, from Zimbabwe to West Papua. We will look at issues of political power, effectiveness of nonviolent resistance, misconceptions about nonviolent conflict, role of skills in civil resistance, strategies and tactics and tactical sequencing, phenomenon of backfire, and dilemma actions. We will also consider other themes such as gender dynamics in civil resistance, anti-corruption movements, nonviolent struggles against exploitative industries, violent flank in civil resistance and democratic transition.
When: October 14 - November 18, 2014
Where: ICNC's Online Learning Platform (civilresistancestudies.org). The online learning platform for ICNC-Rutgers online course will become accessible for the admitted participants before the start of the course.
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: Participants may choose to take the course and receive graduate credits from Rutgers University Graduate School-Newark that may be transferable to one’s academic institution. Taking the course for credit will involve an additional fees and assignments
Cost: No credits: free | One credit: $662 USD | Two credits: $1324 USD.
Deadline to apply: October 2, 2014
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