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JuryX: Deliberations for Social Change

Explore the art and history of the deliberative process and gain hands-on experience through live online discussions with your peers on pressing issues of our time.

Cost: Free


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About this Course This course is a call to reclaim the deliberative process as a means of generating social change. We invite you to explore the concept of “jury” in both theory and practice. You will learn about jury in political theory and history. You will engage as co-learners in small-group deliberations, real and virtual, synchronous and asynchronous. You will gain hands-on live jury experience of persuading and being persuaded. You will learn about yourself and your jury in relation to others. You will be stimulated to explore who you are. We begin by deliberating several historical legal cases. These are warm-up for deliberating major issues facing our time. Cases will be hosted on the edX platform. Deliberation groups will meet in a variety of media suited to each group. Polling of deliberations likewise. Deliberation will proceed in bi-weekly tempo. The supported deliberation environments will be ‘Unhangout,’ a video-based discussion tool developed at the MIT Media Lab. Other options will also be available. HarvardX pursues the science of learning. By registering as an online learner in an HX course, you will also participate in research about learning. Read our research statement to learn more. WAYS TO TAKE THIS EDX COURSE FOR FREE: Simply Audit this Course Can't commit to all of the lectures, assignments, and tests? Audit this course and have complete access to all of the course material, tests, and the online discussion forum. You can decide what and how much you want to do. This option is free to all.--> Audit this Course Audit this course for free and have complete access to all the course material, activities, tests, and forums. If your work is satisfactory and you abide by the Honor Code, you'll receive a personalized Honor Code Certificate to showcase your achievement. WAYS TO TAKE THIS COURSE FOR A FEE: Earn a Verified Certificate of Achievement Looking to test your mettle? Do you plan to use your completed coursework for job applications, promotions or school applications? Then you may prefer to work towards an edX personalized Certificate of Achievement to document your accomplishment. It is a great way to document your accomplishment. Earn Harvard Credit Optionally, you can enroll in the traditional, semester-long course at Harvard Extension School. Courses are offered in fall or spring semesters, or both. You have the option to enroll for undergraduate or graduate credit and will receive grades on a Harvard transcript. Learn more about the course on the Harvard Extension School website.


  • Days of the Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructor: Charles Nesson
  • Cost: Free
  • Institution: EdX

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About EdX: EdX offers interactive online classes and MOOCs from the world’s best universities. Topics include biology, business, chemistry, computer science, economics, finance, electronics, engineering, food and nutrition, history, humanities, law, literature, math, medicine, music, philosophy, physics, science, statistics and more. EdX is a non-profit online initiative created by founding partners Harvard and MIT.

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