EXCO119


Changing the World:
Theories and Methods of Nonviolent Social Action




Oberlin College, Fall 2010

King Building room 341
Section 1: Mondays 7:30-9:00pm

Section 2: Tuesdays 7:30-9:00pm


 Last update November 02, 2010 




Click here for the syllabus.
Click here for the primary class text.
Click here for the supplemental text.
Click here for the advertising poster.
Click here for a map of Oberlin
Click here to email lead instructor Tom Lock.
Click here to email student instructor TBA.



Announcements


Additional reading for September 20-28:
Discourse on Voluntary Servitude.


Additional reading for October 11-19:
Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau.


Additional reading for November 8-9:
Letter from Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King, Jr.




Calendar


9/13 - 9/14 Class #1  Bringing Down a Dictator
 Chapter 1 - The First Step
 (supplement chapter 1)
9/20 - 9/21 Class #2  Chapter 2 - Power in Society
 Chapter 3 - Pillars of Support
 (supplement chapters 2 & 3)
 Discourse on Voluntary Servitude
9/27 - 9/28 Class #3  Chapter 4 - Obedience
 Chapter 5 - Mechanisms of Change
 Discourse on Voluntary Servitude
10/4 - 10/5 Class #4  Chapter 6 - Methods of Action
 Chapter 7 - Strategy and Principles
 (supplement chapter 4)
10/11 - 10/12 Class #5  Chapter 8 - Planning Methodologies
 Chapter 9 - Impacting Audiences
 (supplement chapters 5 & 7)
10/18 - 10/19 Class #6  Chapter 10 - Targeted Communication 
 Chapter 11 - Leadership
 (supplement chapter 6)
10/25 - 10/26 no class  Fall Recess
11/1 - 11/2 Class #7  Chapter 12 - Dilemma Actions
 Chapter 13 - Overcoming Fear
 (supplement chapter 14)
11/8 - 11/9 Class #8  Chapter 14 - Security
 Chapter 15 - Plan Format
 (supplement chapters 13 & 12)
11/15 - 11/16 Class #9  Chapter A1 - The Strategic Estimate
 (supplement chapter 8)
 11/22 - 11/23  no class  Thanksgiving
11/29 - 11/30  Class #10   Chapter A2 - Material Resources
 Chapter A3 - Human Resources
 (supplement chapters 9 & 10)
12/6 - 12/7 Class #11  Chapter A4 - Time Management
 Chapter A5 - Transferring Expertise
 (supplement chapters 11 & 15)

12/13 - 12/14 Class #12  Conclusion
 2nd paper due: submit

 



Resources


The film Bringing Down a Dictator is available from York Zimmerman Inc.

 

Centre for Applied Non-Violent Action and Strategies (CANVAS)

Current web page

Legacy web page




Other optional stuff you might find interesting

Don't forget to send your own suggestions of what to include here!


The last casualty of the American Civil War - Can you guess when he died?


Beware of videotaping police abuse!



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