This course provides an overview of the field of terrorism. Using a multi-dimensional approach that draws from international relations, law, and police strategies, the course emphasizes research and analysis. Students also gain the ability to examine and scrutinize international strategies aimed at reducing terrorist incidents.
Final Examination– One comprehensive examination will be given during the semester that will include information presented in the readings, class discussion, films, and information conveyed by guest speakers. Make-up exams will not be offered.
Class Discussion on WebCT– Every week throughout the semester discussions will be held via WebCt. These discussions will revolve around the assigned readings. Participation in the discussions is mandatory and calculated with your participation grade as class participation. NOTE: All assignments are due by midnight Sunday of the assigned week.
Research Paper– An original research paper between 12-15 pages is required for this course. Your topic should be on a group or trend observed in the terrorism literature. Consult with the professor for an appropriate topic. 5th Edition APA should be used as a citation model.
Comprehensive Final 30%
Research paper 30%
Students with a disability affecting their academic performance are expected to arrange for a conference with the instructor in order that appropriate strategies can be considered to ensure that participation and achievement opportunities are not impaired.
Each student is expected to abide by the rules of academic honesty as defined in the student handbook. Cases of academic dishonesty will result in a failing grade for the course and a letter to the Dean of the College of Health Sciences and Human Services requesting that you be withdrawn from the University. If there are any questions as to whether an action is academically dishonest please consult with the professor.