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University of Michigan

Understanding and Addressing Extremism Teach-Out

University of Michigan via FutureLearn


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.

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.

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