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Course Details

Course Code: PSYC360 Course ID: 3194 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is an introduction to historic and contemporary terrorist groups and their motives and strategies. The psychological and social impact on individuals, communities and global societies of the achievement of terrorist goals as well as recruitment methods, the influence terrorist groups exert on their members and factors influencing the establishment and dissolution of terrorist groups will be examined.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
03/29/2022 - 09/02/2022 09/05/2022 - 10/30/2022 September Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
04/26/2022 - 09/30/2022 10/03/2022 - 11/27/2022 October Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/2022 - 12/02/2022 12/05/2022 - 01/29/2023 December Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 02/26/2023 January Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Upon completion of this course, the student will have:

1. Examined factors affecting a person’s choice of violence to support political ideals.

2. Delineated the differences between terrorism as a defense and terrorism as a violent choice.

3. Differentiated various ideologies surrounding terrorist groups.

4. Examined methods employed by terrorists to achieve their goals including recruiting and tactics.

5. Analyzed the effect that group mentality has on individual members

6. Examined psychological concepts applied in the field of counter-terrorism.

DISCUSSIONS: DiscussionS are scheduled during weeks 1, 3, 5, and 8 of the course. Instructions are located on the classroom Discussions link.

Weekly Assignments: Assignments are required during weeks 2, 6, and 7 of the course. Instructions are in the Assignments link.

EXAM: The course Midterm (Week 4) Exam is accessed via the Quizzes link.

Upon completion of this course, the student will have:

1. Examined factors affecting a person’s choice of violence to support political ideals.

2. Delineated the differences between terrorism as a defense and terrorism as a violent choice.

3. Differentiated various ideologies surrounding terrorist groups.

4. Examined methods employed by terrorists to achieve their goals including recruiting and tactics.

5. Analyzed the effect that group mentality has on individual members

6. Examined psychological concepts applied in the field of counter-terrorism.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
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Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.