Special Opportunity for short term study in N. Ireland: Peacebuilding through Storytelling and Dialogue in Northern Ireland. Application deadline: November 30, 2017.
This unique course is designed to learn how communication through storytelling and dialogue can lead to Peace in a highly divided society. Students will work with former combatants to share stories and to develop healing and ethical remembering in the process to transforming the culture of Northern Ireland.
Building on Transmedia Skills including, photography, blogging, journaling and interviewing, students will be engaged in documenting this arduous but transformative process. This cultural immersion process will have many take-away skills including intercultural competence and communication skills enhancement, peace and conflict negotiation, healing and ethical remembering.
Open to all undergraduate and graduate students
Class meetings will take place in Derry, Northern Ireland December 31, 2017 – January 15, 2018. Course materials will be placed online with discussion opportunities and there will final material due at the conclusion of the course