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Number:PS229
Name:Terrorism: The New World Disorder
Description:This course examines the evolving philosophical, political, and psychological components, strategies, and tactics of terrorism. Students will become familiar with the theories of leading terrorist analysts as they examine the domestic and international threat of terrorism and basic security issues.
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s):
Sophomore standing or permission of instructor

Course Objectives

Define what terrorism is and is not.
Be familiar with the origins of terrorism.
Be able to describe and compare the types of terrorism and their strategies.
Describe how and why terrorism has evolved and changed.
Understand and evaluate the role of the media in terrorism.
Analyze the role of WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction) as a terrorist strategy.
Evaluate the relationship between terrorism and U.S. foreign policy.
Gain an in-depth understanding of one terrorist group.
Be able to identify and describe the tactics, targets, and technologies of counter-terrorism.
Be familiar with some of the strategies used in international conflict resolution.
Develop a personal anti-terrorist philosophy.

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher Instructor New Used Rental eBook
F 2016 9/11 COMMISSION REPORT 9780393326710 NATIONAL COMM. 4 NORTON Hansen-Childers $0 $8 $0
F 2015 TERRORISM IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY 9780205851652 COMBS 7TH 13 TAYLOR Majewski $0 $61 $0
F 2014 ESSENTIALS OF TERRORISM 9781412980265 MARTIN 2ND 10 Hansen-Childers $0 $50 $0
F 2014 9/11 COMMISSION REPORT 9780393326710 NATIONAL COMM. 4 Hansen-Childers $0 $9 $0
S 2014 TERRORISM IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY 9780205851652 COMBS 7TH 13 Majewski $0 $0 $0
F 2013 ESSENTIALS OF TERRORISM 9781412980265 MARTIN 2ND 10 Hansen-Childers $0 $0 $0
F 2013 9/11 COMMISSION REPORT 9780393326710 NATIONAL COMM. 4 Hansen-Childers $0 $0 $0
F 2013 9/11 COMMISSION REPORT 9780393326710 NATIONAL COMM. 4 Hansen-Childers $0 $0 $0
F 2013 ESSENTIALS OF TERRORISM 9781412980265 MARTIN 2ND 10 Hansen-Childers $0 $0 $0
S 2013 (none) CURRENT Hansen-Childers $0 $0 $0
F 2012 Essentials of Terrorism 978-1-4129-8026-5 Martin, Gus 2ND 10 Sage Publications, Inc. Hansen-Childers $60 $45 $0
F 2011 NO TEXT Hansen-Childers $0 $0
F 2011 NO TEXT REQUIRED TEXT Hansen-Childers $0 $0
F 2010 NO INFORMATION RECEIVED NONE Hansen-Childers $0 $0
F 2009 NO TEXTBOOK REQUIRED 2-10-011111-6 NO TEXT NO TEXTB Hansen-Childers $0 $0
F 2008 TERRORISM & COUNTERTERROR 0-205-56828-9 NACOS 2 PEARSON EDUCATION Hansen-Childers $52 $39
F 2008 CRUSH THE CELL 9780307382177 SHEEHAN 08 CROWN PUBLISHERS INC Hansen-Childers $25 $19
S 2008 TERRORISM & COUNTERTERROR NACOS 2 LONGMAN Hansen-Childers $50 $37
U 2008 TERRORISM & HOMELAND SECU WHITE 6 WAD Hansen-Childers $71 $53
S 2007 UNDERSTANDING TERRORISM 1-4129-2722-6 MARTIN 2 SAGE PUBLICATIONS IN Hansen-Childers $58 $43
S 2006 ROAD TO AL-QAEDA AL-ZAYYAT 4 Hansen-Childers $20 $15
S 2006 INSIDE TERRORISM HOFFMAN 98 Hansen-Childers $23 $17