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HIST 1509 The History and Politics of Terrorism (Spring: 6 )


Course Description

Terrorism dominates the headlines today, but how much do we really know about this form of political violence? Is terrorism a new or an old phenomenon? What are its causes, is it effective, and how do states and societies respond to it? This course will provide students with the tools to engage these complex questions in a sophisticated manner by combining the approaches of history and political science. As citizens and future leaders, students will be challenged to consider the problem of justifying and legitimizing violence as well as the struggle of balancing liberty, security, and community.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Julian Bourg and Peter Krause

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: POLI1043

Comments: Core Renewal Course: Complex Problems


Last Updated: 03-Mar-17