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2018-2019

PL 209 - Terrorism and Political Violence

( 3 :0 :0 ) 3 credits

Cross listed as CJ 209 Terrorism and Political Violence

This is an introductory course in terrorism. Students study terrorist groups and individuals, terrorist origins, goals, dynamics, ideologies, counter-terrorism, and homeland security. Work in this course involves the examination of the structure and dynamics of terrorism in America, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Terrorist weapons, strategies and tactics, the hot spots from which they evolve, the ways they operate and receive funding, their use of the media, and theories of counter-terrorism are covered. The history, present, and future of terrorism are equally emphasized.

Pre-Requisites:
CJ 101 - Introduction to Criminal Justice
OR
FS 101 - Principles of Emergency Services
OR
PL 101 - Introduction to Political Science