Comparative Terrorism and Counterterrorism

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Course No: CRIM.5720-031; SIS Class Nbr: 13830

Course Description

This course examines a broad spectrum of terrorist groups and counterterrorism responses in over a dozen countries, including Colombia, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Northern Ireland/UK, Pakistan, Somalia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Turkey and Yemen. This comparative analysis will help students develop and understanding of patterns and trends within political violence (including radicalization, tactics, financing, targeting behavior, malevolent creativity, disengagement and de-radicalization) and the many different policies and strategies adopted by governments in response to terrorist threat.

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Prerequisites: CSCE Graduate Restrictions
  • Special Notes:
  • Section Notes:
  • Credits: 3;
  • Instructor: James Forest
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When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • Fall 2016: Sep 01 to Dec 03
  • Chat Hours: Thu 8:30-9:30pm*
  • Course Level: Graduate
  • Tuition: $1710
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester, nonrefundable registration fee for credit courses.

*Chat Hours provide an opportunity for the instructor and students to communicate in "real time". It is an informative and interactive session where course related questions, answers, and discussions take place. While student attendance during chat hours is not required, it is highly recommended. Weekly chat sessions are archived for students who are not able to participate in the live chat sessions at the scheduled times.

Related Programs: M.A. in Criminal Justice, Security Studies Certificate, M.A. in Security Studies: Homeland Defense Concentration, M.A. in Security Studies: International Security Concentration

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