Course Abstract Details

HIST-298, Special Topic, History of Terrorism

Credits: 3

Course Description

HIST-298-01, History of Terrorism, introduces the major themes, people and ideas in terrorism in modern world history, including, but not limited to, the Fenians, Russian nihilists, the Red Army Faction, and Islamist terrorism. It especially focuses on the twentieth century Middle East. The course will query the competing definitions of terrorism, and examine the ideological, political, cultural, and economic sources of terrorism, as well as the responses to it. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of READ-099. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours.

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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