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  • Locations: Virtual, International
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: Non-IILE applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 12/22/2021 ** Rolling Admission 01/31/2022 05/24/2022

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Admission is competitive and space is limited. Students are encouraged to apply in advance of our application deadlines.
Program Description:
Description
Why do citizens rebel? When is it legitimate to break the law? What makes resistance civil? This course surveys modern theories of dissent and resistance. We will examine the characteristics, justifications, and limitations of major forms of dissent including decolonization and civil disobedience, and focus on liberal, republican, and radical perspectives on what makes such resistance necessary and just. We will also study how contemporary technological transformations have changed the forms and means of resistance and what we perceive as justice and injustice.

Our goal is to acquire a historically grounded understanding of key concepts in discussions and justifications of dissent including political obligation, independence, conscience, dignity, civility, refusal, self-defense, and violent/nonviolent action, and learn to form connections between philosophical debates we study and our contemporary political dilemmas. In addition to textual resources, the course includes analysis of several movies and documentaries on resistance including Chi-raq (2015), The Square (2013), and Malcolm X (1992).

Course Days and Times
Monday and Wednesday, 08:30-09:50 (New York Time). 14:30-15:50 (Vienna Time). 

Instructor
Pinar Kemerli

Course Level
200

Credits
4 US / 8 ECTS

OSUN Partner Offering Course
Bard College Annandale (ANN)