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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

PBJ 383 - Terrorism and Homeland Security

2012-2013 Catalog Year

This course will introduce public justice and other social science students to the study of terrorism. It is designed for students who have little or no understanding of the world of terrorism. The purpose of this course is to provide a basic foundation for further examination of the topic. We will cover definitions and motivations for terrorism; religious, ideological, nationalistic, and ethnic terrorism; domestic and international terrorist movements; technological, cyber, nuclear, biological, and chemical terrorism: terrorist financing; Jihadist networks; the organization and functions of Homeland Security; the protection of constitutional rights and civil liberties; and the effect of the media on terrorism.

PREREQ: Upper division standing and nine hours social science credit, or instructor permission.
credit: 3