BCJ 303 Terrorism
3 Semester Units
Terrorism examines terrorist events and groups, analyzes responses to terrorism and the resulting changes in terrorist strategies, and looks at current and future trends for each continent. We will explore the current threat from global jihadist groups, analyze the increase in suicide bomber attacks and assess profiles of prominent individuals involved in terrorism and terrorist networks. In addition, we will also explore ways to mitigate risks and manage incidents.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Understand the many different definitions of terrorism.
- Discuss how suicide bombing is not a new phenomenon but one that has been used by terrorists through the centuries.
- Explain why the war on terror will likely continue for decades to come.
- Discuss various global terrorist threats in the context of the international political environment.
- Discuss why intelligence is such a key ingredient in the fight against terrorism.