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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
S 2013 CURRENT
F 2012 Essentials of Terrorism 1-4129-8026-7 Martin, Gus 2ND 10 Sage Publications, Inc.
F 2011 NO TEXT
F 2011 NO TEXT REQUIRED TEXT
F 2010 NO INFORMATION RECEIVED NONE
F 2009 NO TEXTBOOK REQUIRED 2-10-011111-6 NO TEXT NO TEXTB
F 2008 CRUSH THE CELL 9780307382177 SHEEHAN 08 CROWN PUBLISHERS INC
F 2008 TERRORISM & COUNTERTERROR 0-205-56828-9 NACOS 2 PEARSON EDUCATION
S 2008 TERRORISM & COUNTERTERROR NACOS 2 LONGMAN
U 2008 TERRORISM & HOMELAND SECU WHITE 6 WAD
S 2007 UNDERSTANDING TERRORISM 1-4129-2722-6 MARTIN 2 SAGE PUBLICATIONS IN
S 2006 INSIDE TERRORISM HOFFMAN 98
S 2006 ROAD TO AL-QAEDA AL-ZAYYAT 4
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