War and the Environment Series April 10-May 22

April 10, 2023 - 12:00 pm


War and the Environment: April 10 – May 22, 2023 — Online Course Registration

This course is 100% online and interactions are not live or scheduled, so you can take part whenever works for you.

Course fee: $100 (Pay less if you have to, more if you can.) There will be a limit of 150 tickets sold for this course.

Grounded in research on peace and ecological security, this course focusses on the relationship between two existential threats: war and environmental catastrophe. We will cover:

  • Week 1: Where Wars Happen and Why, April 10-16, 2023
  • Week 2: What Wars Do to the Earth, April 17-23, 2023
  • Week 3: What Imperial Militaries Do to the Earth Back Home, April 24-30, 2023
  • Week 4: What Nuclear Weapons Have Done and Could Do, May 1-7, 2023
  • Week 5: How This Horror Is Hidden and Maintained, May 8-14, 2023
  • Week 6: What Can Be Done, May 15-21, 2023

This course is 100% online and interactions are not live or scheduled, so you can take part whenever works for you.

Weekly content includes a mix of text, images, video, and audio. Instructors and students utilize online discussion forums to go over each week’s content, as well as to provide feedback on optional assignment submissions.

Learn more and register here.

The course also includes three 1-hour optional zoom calls which are designed to facilitate a more interactive and real-time learning experience.

  • Zoom Call #1: Introductions
  • Reflections on the course thus far
  • Zoom Call #3: Course Reflections. What next?

World BEYOND War Education Director Phill Gittins and other World BEYOND War staff, board members, and partners will be online throughout the six weeks helping to facilitate.

Time commitment/expectations: How much time you spend and how deeply you engage is up to you. At a minimum, you can expect to spend between 1-2 hours a week if you only review the weekly content (text and videos). We hope, however, you’ll want to engage in the online dialogue with peers and experts. This is where the real richness of the learning occurs, where we have the opportunity to explore new ideas, strategies, and visions for building a more peaceful world. Depending on your level of engagement with the online discussion you can expect to add another 1-3 hours a week. Finally, all participants are encouraged to complete optional assignments (required to earn a certificate). This is an opportunity to deepen and apply the ideas explored each week to practical possibilities. Expect another 2 hours a week if you pursue these options.

Accessing the course. Prior to the start date, you will be sent instructions for how to access the course.

Earn a certificate. To earn a certificate, participants must also complete optional weekly written assignments. Instructors will return the assignment to the student with detailed feedback. Submissions and feedback can be shared with everyone taking the course or kept private between a student and the instructor, at the student’s choice. Submissions must be completed by the conclusion of the course.

The cost of the course is the same for someone completing all, some, or none of the assignments.

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Learn more and register here.

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