Nonviolent People Power and Film

The purpose of the course is for students to gain a basic understanding of nonviolent theory and become cultural critics of media and its relationship to violence and nonviolence. Students will examine popular films and documentaries as a tool to connect to nonviolent theory and the dominant culture. By the end of the course, students should have working knowledge of how nonviolence works and the ways in which in can be applied in their own lives and as a tool for social change.