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Course Code: SCMT529 Course ID: 3229 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course examines the global terrorism phenomenon and the social, economic, political, and religious conditions of select states, groups, and individuals that influence the terrorist mindset. Students examine the definitions, origins and development of terror as a means of influencing public policy decisions and in fostering transitions in public power to promote group goals. Specific historical instances of the use of terror are evaluated, assessed, and analyzed. Examples of groups such as the Al-Qaeda terrorist network are assessed including focused discussions on current events. Topics include: geography and geopolitics of terrorism, origins and history of terrorism, characteristics and goals of terrorism, role of politics and religion in terrorism, media impact on terrorism recruiting, and Al-Qaeda in Iraq organization.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
04/26/2022 - 09/30/2022 10/03/2022 - 11/27/2022 October Fall 2022 Session B 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 be able to:

CO-1: Appraise the competing definitions of terrorism; critique the manifold elements that comprise terrorism; construct a personal definition of terrorism.

CO-2: Evaluate and assess the origins of heretical Islamic fundamentalism and the Jihad movement; debate its metamorphosis into violent worldwide religiously based terrorism.

CO-3: Critique, compare, and contrast security and counter-terrorism related practices in terms of future security challenges beyond Iraq and Afghanistan.

CO-4: Critique and contrast the varying characteristics and scholarly opinions of the Al Qaeda network.

CO-5: Propose proper security measures and protocols to prevent terrorism related incidents.

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

CO-1: Appraise the competing definitions of terrorism; critique the manifold elements that comprise terrorism; construct a personal definition of terrorism.

CO-2: Evaluate and assess the origins of heretical Islamic fundamentalism and the Jihad movement; debate its metamorphosis into violent worldwide religiously based terrorism.

CO-3: Critique, compare, and contrast security and counter-terrorism related practices in terms of future security challenges beyond Iraq and Afghanistan.

CO-4: Critique and contrast the varying characteristics and scholarly opinions of the Al Qaeda network.

CO-5: Propose proper security measures and protocols to prevent terrorism related incidents.

Book Title:Inside Terrorism, 2nd ed. (E-book available in the APUS Online Library)
ISBN:9780231126991
Publication Info:Columbia University Press Lib
Author:Hoffman, Bruce
Unit Cost:$18.54
 
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.
ISBN:ERESERVE NOTE
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.