Sep 22, 2021  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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CRIJ 1213 - Understanding Terrorism and the Terrorist Threat


This course is an introductory course that focuses upon understanding terrorism and the threat of terrorism.  Emphasis is placed upon the identification, comparison, and understanding of the various definitions of terrorism and the perpetrators of these acts, along with the various aspects of terrorism.  Discussions will be conducted to expose the nexus between terrorism and the threat of terrorism as it relates to counter terrorism strategies and mechanisms relating to terrorism and homeland security.  The course examines the United States Patriot Act and whether the restrictions of the Act justify the limitations placed upon American citizens.  The course seeks to provide the student with a firm historical foundation and clear understanding of the aims, motivations and justifications of terrorists.  Additionally, the course focuses on terrorist tactics, targeting, and motivation.  The course will address some of the key policy issues facing democratic societies in responding to domestic and/or international terrorism.  Course is available for college level students and this course is available to all high school students meeting the prerequisites for enrolling in college courses.



Credit Hours
3.0
Satisfies a Requirement
Does not satisfy social science requirement
Prerequisite
None



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