D'Amour College of Liberal Arts and SciencesGovernment, Law Enforcement & PoliticsPolitical Science

POL- 376 Terrorism and the Modern World

POL 376 TERRORISM AND THE MODERN WORLD An introduction to modern-day terrorism and the challenges it poses to contemporary political life. This course distinguishes three ways in which terrorism manifests itself in the modern world, capturing the difference between those who see terror as an end in itself, those who use terror as an instrument to achieve political goals, and those who understand terrorism to serve “otherworldly”, or non-political, ends. Students will examine how these manifestations of modern terrorism vary from each other in their origins, historical development, the justifications they employ, the goals they pursue, and the tactics, targets and technologies that they use.