AU SIS 419-022 - TheorMethNonviolence AwadGroves S12-2 (7 pages)

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Sis 419-022 - Theories and Methods of Nonviolence
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SIS 419 022 SIS 619 001 Theories and Methods of Nonviolence Spring 2012 Wednesday 8 10 10 40 pm SIS 355 TEACHING STAFF Dr Mubarak Awad IPCR Adjunct Faculty Phone w 202 244 0951 Phone c 202 413 6062 Fax 202 244 6396 mubarakawad gmail com Dr Joseph Groves IPCR Adjunct Faculty Phone w 202 244 0821 Phone c 202 549 8165 Fax 202 232 0143 jgroves ifpb org Jana Chammaa Teaching Assistant Phone w 202 244 0951 Phone c 646 346 4932 Fax 202 244 6396 jana chammaa gmail com PROFESSORS AVAILABILITY Instructors will be available by appointment on campus immediately before or following class Students are also welcome to meet them at their offices by appointment COURSE DESCRIPTION In conflicts that are not amenable to solution merely through negotiation mediation or dialogue participants are left with a choice of using either violent or nonviolent efforts to reach a solution We are exposed to the nature of violent resolution of conflict every time we listen to the news or read a newspaper But the history strategy and tactics of nonviolent direct action are far less familiar to most people This course will focus on nonviolent direct action both as a principled method of addressing conflict and as a strategy to balance power raise awareness and move toward a transformation or resolution of social conflict The course will place the use of nonviolent direct action within a variety of larger contexts the cultural and historical setting of specific campaigns the nature of social conflict and the nature of social change and conflict transformation LEARNING OUTCOMES While we can and do identify outcomes for the course we find that the greatest value of exploring nonviolent direct action is the unexpected learnings This type of learning which is beyond the planning of either professors or students occurs because our explorations challenge so many assumptions about the nature of our collective existence and actions and the possibilities for societal change So the outcomes listed below are more



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