May 30, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

CCJ 3840 Terrorism

This course introduces the study of terrorism from the perspectives of sociology and criminology. Through an overview of international and domestic terrorism and case studies, the course will first examine controversies in defining terrorism and in distinguishing it from other forms of political violence, and provide a typology for understanding the breadth of terrorist organizations. It then explores the historical and sociological roots of terrorism, examines terrorist motivations as well as their organization, strategies, tactics and the effects of these actions. Counterterrorism-both military and law enforcement responses to terrorism-is critically assessed. Last, the class analyzes the framing of terrorism within political, media, and popular discourses.

  Prerequisite(s): CCJ 2610  
Credits: 3.0