POLS 582. Transnational Terrorism. 3 Hours S.

The course provides a study of the patterns of transnational terrorism. First, it introduces students to the analytical study of terrorism. The course traces the evolution of terrorism, from the French Revolution to the modern day era. It also covers how scholarship defines, conceptualizes, and measures terrorism. The second goal is to introduce students to key scholarly debates within the literature. Some of the example questions we ask are: are democracies more vulnerable to terrorism? Does globalization render states open to being attacked by transnational actors? Is torture warranted as an effective counterterrorism tactic? The readings draw on empirical scholarship on the causes and consequences of transnational terrorism. (Same as GIST 585.) Prerequisite: Sophomore level or consent of instructor. LEC.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in American Studies

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...Craft POLS 301 Introduction to Political Theory POLS...American Art 3 HA 582 American Art 1860...

Bachelor of Arts in Global and International Studies

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...POLS 151 Introduction to Comparative Politics Honors POLS...of Global Change GIST 582 Geopolitics and Genocide...

Global and International Studies Minor

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...POLS 151 Introduction to Comparative Politics Honors POLS...Anthropology of Violence GIST 582 Geopolitics and Genocide...

Minor in Brazilian Studies

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...courses by petition: ECON 582 Economic Development HIST...a paper on Brazil) POLS 659 Political Dynamics...