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Robert G. Moser, Chair BAT 2.116, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5121

Summer 2004

GOV s365N • Terrorism in the US and Abroad

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
86369 MTWThF
8:30 AM-10:00 AM
BUR 212
FRENSLEY

Course Description

While international terrorism has become the driving force in contemporary US foreign policy and domestic terrorism a recurring concern for US law enforecemnt, it has been both a tactic and a problem since the earliest days of organized government. This course will examine the purported political, religious, socioeconomic and strategic , group motivations to participate in terrorism, the nature and extent of the threats terrorist groups pose to states, and how states can best deal with terrorism. The course focuses on topics such as: how to define terrorism, whether and how the nature of terrorism has changed over time, the methods and weapons used by terrorists, the means available to states (particularly the US) to address terrorism, major contemporary terrorist groups and their actions, and how other democratic societies such as Britain and Israel, have been affected by terrorist attacks and governmental responses.

Grading Policy

3 exams made up of a combination of essay/short answer/multiple choice.

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