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Understanding and Addressing Extremism Teach-Out
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Delve into the history of domestic and international extremism
In the wake of the insurrection in the U.S. Capitol, the rising issue of extremist views has become a conversation across the globe, specifically about countering violent extremism.
On this two-week Teach-Out, you’ll learn about the history of global extremism, how it has become more mainstream, and the ways we can address the issue.
How do political polarisation and social media play a part in extremism?
With online radicalisation an ever-growing threat, it’s important to understand the role that social media plays in both political polarisation and extremism.
This Teach-Out will also help you better understand the psychology of extremism and what drives people to develop extremist views.
Develop action strategies for combating extremism
By completing this Teach-Out, you’ll look at ways you can take action in your own life, how to counter extremism in your own community, and strategies for addressing extremist views with friends and family.
Learn with top researchers and scholars from the University of Michigan
This Teach-Out is led by the experts at The University of Michigan; top researchers and scholars who are all well-situated to present a broad range of perspectives.
They will guide you through the topic, helping you to understand the issue of extremism and giving you the strategies to counter it in your own life.
- History of Extremism
- Political Polarization
- Social media and Disinformation
- Domestic and International extremism
- Action Strategies to Addressing Extremism
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Develop an understanding of the history of extremism.
- Explore the role that social media plays in fostering extremism.
- Reflect on ways in which they can address extremism in their own communities.
Who is the course for?
This Teach-Out is for anyone interested in learning more about rising global extremism and associated extremist groups. It’s designed to help you develop actionable strategies to combat extremism.
Who developed the course?
As the #1 public research university in the United States, U-M has been a leader in research, learning, and teaching for more than 200 years, with 102 Grad programs in the top 10 — U.S. News & World Report (2019).
LocationAnn Arbor, Michigan, USA
World rankingTop 30Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020
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