Mega Events: Inside the FIFA World Cup

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The SPDC Mega Event Planning Group and MSUglobal are pleased to offer a free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the 2014 FIFA World Cup. This MOOC is the second offered in the SPDC MOOC Series on Mega Event Planning; the first being the 2014 Winter Olympics MOOC in January. The course will feature five self-paced modules focused on different aspects of the FIFA World Cup, including the sport itself; its history, culture and politics; business; and urban planning. Join the SPDC, and fans around the world, for all the soccer action. Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Soccer Ball from Adidas

The course takes place online June 23-July 21, 2014. It will provide video lectures and provide opportunities for interaction with the instructors and other students. The course will make use of discussion forums and offer external social networking participation (Twitter (connect to MEPupdates) and Facebook (Mega Event Planning Group)) or elements.

The course will be taught by Dr. Mark Wilson, a Professor in the SPDC Urban & Regional Planning (URP) Program and Director of SPDC Global; Dr. Eva Kassens-Noor, Assistant Professor for the SPDC URP and the MSU Global Urban Studies Program; and Lisa Robinson, head of metadata management for MSU Libraries. Yuya Kiuchi, assistant professor of MSU Writing, Rhetoric & American Culture; and Francisco Villarruel, professor of MSU Human Development & Family Studies, will teach the module on Laws of the Game.

How to Register

This course is free and open to the public. Registration is available online through the Canvas Network.

MOOC Intro Language Translations

World Cup (English: United States, England, Australia, Cameroon, Nigeria, Ghana)

Mega Events: Inside the FIFA World Cup: This free online course will explore the sport of soccer and its organization, as well as the logistics and development of the World Cup in Brazil. Join us as we examine the many dimensions of the World Cup—history, culture, politics, business, urban planning—and learn how the FIFA World Cup is more than a game. The course will be taught in English and is offered by Michigan State University. Sign up now at: tinyurl.com/worldcupmooc.

Coupe du Monde (French: France, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Switzerland, Belgium)

Mega Événements: l’intérieur de la Coupe du Monde de la FIFA: Ce cours en ligne libre d’explorer le sport du football et de son organisation, ainsi que la logistique et le développement de la Coupe du Monde au Brésil. Joignez-vous à nous examinons les nombreuses dimensions de la Coupe du Monde-histoire, la culture, la politique, des affaires, de la planification urbaine et apprendre la Coupe du Monde de la FIFA est plus qu’un jeu. Le cours sera dispensé en anglais et est offert par Michigan State University (USA). Inscrivez-vous à:tinyurl.com/worldcupmooc.

Fußballweltmeisterschaft (German: Germany, Austria, Switzerland)

Mega Events: Online dabeisein bei der Fußballweltmeisterschaft: Dieser kostenlose Online-Kurs erlaubt Einblicke in die Welt des Fußballs sowie dessen Organisation und Logistik. Im Fokus steht die FIFA WM in Brasilien. Begleiten Sie uns online, wie wir die vielen Dimensionen der WM - Geschichte, Kultur, Politik, Wirtschaft, und Stadtplanung - beleuchten. Lernen Sie, warum die Fußballweltmeisterschaft so viel mehr als ein Spiel zwischen zwei Mannschaften. Der Kurs wird in englischer Sprache unterrichtet, und von der Michigan State University kostenlos angeboten. Registrieren Sie sich jetzt unter: tinyurl.com/worldcupmooc.

ワールドカップ  (Japanese: Japan)

「メガ・イベント:FIFAワールドカップの内情」:この無料のオンラインコースでは、サッカーとその組織、ブラジルで開催中のワールドカップの運営と歴史を探ります。歴史、文化、政治、ビジネス、都市計画など、ワールドカップを様々な角度から探求し、FIFAワールドカップがいかにスポーツ以上の存在であるか、一緒に学びましょう。本講座はミシガン州立大学によって、英語で行われます。tinyurl.com/worldcupmoocで登録してください。

세계 축구 (Korean: Korea)

메가 이벤트 : 월드 컵의 진실 – (월드컵 ,  재 미있게 배우고 제대로 보기)

 본 온라인 강의에서는 축구와 월드컵 조직위원회,  브라질 월드컵에 관한  모든 부분을 다루게 됩니다.  월드컵 의 역사, 문화, 정치∙ 경제적 파급력, 그리고 도시계획을 공부하면서 단순한 축구경기를 넘어서는  ‘메가이벤 트’  로서  월드컵의 진짜 모습을 발견하게 될 것입니다.  강의는 미시간 주립대학교 교수진에 의해 영어로 진행되며, 등록은 tinyurl.com/worldcupmooc를 통해  하시면 됩니다.  

Dünya Kupası (Turkish: Turkey)

Mega Organizasyonlar: FIFA Dünya Kupası‘ndan: Bu ücretsiz online kurs futbol sporunun ve spor organizasyonunun yanında Brezilya’daki Dünya Kupası‘nın lojistiğini ve gelişimini keşfetmenizi sağlayacak. Dünya Kupası‘nın boyutlarını- tarihsel, kültürel, politik, ticari, şehir planlama- ve FIFA Dünya Kupası‘nın bir oyundan daha fazlası olduğunu öğrenmek için bize katılın. Bu kurs Michigan State Üniversitesi tarafından ingilizce olarak verilecektir. Katılmak için: tinyurl.com/worldcupmooc.