Explore the aspects of terrorism that threaten our global security.
Format: Online and/or Classroom
Duration: 8 weeks
Credits: 3 credits
We live with the threat of terrorism every day. An understanding of its complexities is crucial to fighting it. In CR 446 Perspectives on Terrorism you’ll explore current and historical sociological, political and religious climates that contribute to acts of terrorism.
Throughout this course, discussions, debates, documentaries, group projects and essay assignments will give you the opportunity to combine knowledge, principles and personal experiences to analyze and evaluate the factors associated with terrorism.
What You’ll Learn in CR 446
In this course, you’ll explore motivation, direction, funding, responses, impacts and consequences of terrorism.
Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:
- What Is Terrorism
- Terrorism and the Media
- The History of Terrorism
- Radical Islamism and Al-Quaeda
- Contemporary Terrorism
- Qualitative Evaluation
- Descriptive Statistics
- Inferential Statistics
- Research Project Discussions
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of CR 446, you will be able to:
- Describe the sociological complexities in defining and understanding terrorism as a particular form of collective violence.
- Describe the historical and theoretical perspectives that have been a major influence on our understanding of terrorism.
- Identify the current political, economic and security impacts of Middle East Islamic Jihad terrorism on the U.S. and Western countries.
- Analyze and evaluate various terrorist groups, including their recruitment and training methods, modes of attack, tactics and strategies.
- Identify how the demographic changes and political and social structures in Middle East countries relate to the proliferation of extremists groups.
- Discuss the interrelationships between the worldwide demand for oil, oil production companies, oil wealth and terrorist activity.
- Examine political and economic policies and social factors that could work to decrease future global terrorism.
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*Disclaimer: Course content and outcomes may vary and are subject to change without notice.