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Free and Open Online Courses

At Off University, the digital realm turns into a space where at-risk scholars, lecturers based at traditional universities, and course participants can exchange and produce critical knowledge freely, protected by a safe online infrastructure. Off University is dedicated to creating an educational space that overcomes traditional classroom hierarchies and enables participants and lecturers to learn together and from each other. This approach empowers participants to actively engage in learning, taking ownership of their educational journey and cultivating a researching habitus.

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2024 Summer Semester Courses

Course flyer titled 'Conflict, Knowledge and Memory: Cases from Palestine and Syria.' The course features Ammar Kandeel and Mohamad Moustafa Alabsi. The dates are from April 16, 2024, to July 16, 2024. The sessions take place on Tuesdays at 14:00 CEST. The course offers 6 ECTS credits. The bottom right corner features a seal with 'off course 2024,' 'Summer Semester,' and 'The New University in Exile Consortium - Freie Universität Berlin.' The background is teal with a lighter teal box containing the text.

Conflict, Knowledge and Memory

Cases from Palestine and Syria

This course proposes an inquiry into the academic and cultural experiences of writing and re-writing history in Palestine and in Syria. It combines different approaches and intellectual schools going from the epistemic question of the “decolonizing” of knowledge to today’s impact of information revolution as a fact of cultural production and political representations.

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14 Weeks

16.04.2024 – 16.07.2024

Tuesdays, 14:00 CEST

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Course flyer -written in Turkish) titled 'Toplumsal Cinsiyet ve Toplum'. The course features aramızda: toplumsal cinsiyet araştırmaları derneği. The dates are from April 18, 2024, to July 18, 2024. The sessions take place on Perşembe- Thursday at 19:00 UTC+3. The course offers 10 ECTS credits. The bottom right corner features a seal with 'off course 2024,' 'Summer Semester,' and  Freie Universität Berlin.' The background is purple with a lighter purple box containing the text.
Gender and Society

This course offers a critical overview to Gender Studies, an interdisciplinary academic field that explores crucial questions about the meaning of gender in society. The primary goal of this course is to familiarize students with the key issues, questions, and historical and contemporary debates in Gender Studies. Within this scope, we aim to explore together with the students the complex ways in which gender intersects with class, race, ethnicity, sexuality and age within various spheres and institutions of Turkish society.

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14 Weeks

18.04.2024 – 18.07.2024

Thursdays, 19:00 UTC+3

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