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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 IGST 0436. 3 hrs. sem.
- Fall 2012
- Robert A. Jones '59 House CON(RAJ CON)
- 1:30pm-4:15pm on Wednesday (Sep 10, 2012 to Dec 7, 2012)
- Michael Geisler Tamar Mayer
- Social Sciences
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