Domestic Terrorism and Violent Extremism

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Course No: CRIM.5710-031; SIS Class Nbr: 8342; SIS Term: 2710
Course Status: Open

Course Description

This course examines the evolution and contemporary nature of domestic terrorist threats and violent extremist movements that the U.S. has confronted over the past several decades. Special attention is focused on right-wing militias, religious extremists, racial supremacist/hate groups, and extreme environmental and animal rights groups. Students will also learn about political and socioeconomic factors that enable a terrorist group's ideological resonance, prison radicalization, the role of the Internet in mobilizing individuals toward violent behavior, and the legal and criminal justice dimensions of responses to terrorism.

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Prerequisites: Students with a CSCE career need permission to take Graduate Level Courses.
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  • Core Codes: SS
  • Credits: 3;
  • Instructor: Assaf Moghadam
  • Textbook Information

When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • Fall 2017: Sep 06 to Dec 10
  • Chat Hours: Wed 9-10pm*
  • Course Level: Graduate
  • Tuition: $1725
  • 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, Forensic Criminology Certificate, Security Studies Certificate, M.A. in Security Studies: Homeland Defense Concentration

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