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INTL0436

Terrorism

Terrorism
Terrorism, the act of violent resistance against real or perceived oppression, has taken on new dimensions in an age dominated by mass media and technology. Can we make reliable distinctions between terrorism, anarchism, guerrilla warfare and random mass murder? What are the political, social, and cultural conditions that favor terrorism? What makes an individual a terrorist? How have governments coped with terrorist movements? What is "state terrorism"? Looking at terrorist movements across the globe, as well as the historical evolution of terrorism, this course will examine explanations for this disintegrative phenomenon given by social scientists, historians, writers, and filmmakers. Students interested in the possibility of receiving German credit for this course should contact Michael Geisler. This course is equivalent to GEOG 0436. 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
International Studies
Department:
Prog in International Studies
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
Equivalent Courses:
GRMN0436
PSCI0439
GEOG0436
SOAN0436

Sections

Fall 2012

INTL0436A-F12 Seminar (Geisler, Mayer)

Fall 2010

INTL0436A-F10 Seminar (Geisler, Mayer)

Fall 2008

INTL0436A-F08 Seminar (Carmola, Geisler)

Fall 2006

INTL0436A-F06 Seminar (Geisler, Mayer)

Fall 2004

INTL0436A-F04 Lecture (Geisler, Mayer)