Units of Study

GOVT6314 - Terrorism and International Security

Winter Main, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Justin Hastings

Description

This unit provides a comprehensive theoretical and empirical introduction to the problem of terrorism worldwide and its impact on global security. It will cover the origins of terrorism, the structure and behavior of terrorist organisations, social, political, economic, and technological trends that impact terrorism and the threat it poses, and the complexities of counterterrorism policy. The knowledge and analytical skills acquired by students in this unit will be instrumental in understanding the challenge of terrorism.

Assessments

3x1000wd Essays/Analytical briefs (75%) and 1x2hr final exam (25%)

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week or equivalent in intensive session

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