ADJ 202 - Terrorism: History, Threat and Response

Course Description

Introduces the historical and contemporary issues relevant to domestic and international terrorism. Examines methods utilized by law enforcement and intelligence agencies in preventing and detecting terrorism. The constitutional and sociological dilemmas involved in investigating terroristic acts and the threat to the right of privacy and suspension of individual rights will be explored. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to: Define terrorism both in terms of violence and of propaganda. Review the historical perspectives and complexities of terrorist causes and doctrines. Evaluate media coverage in terrorist crisis situations. Cite the major international and domestic terrorist organizations in the U.S. Cite the major reasons why the U.S. has become a target of terrorism. Delineate the philosophies of the leading international and transnational terrorist organizations. Explain hostage-taking strategies and the tactics utilized by democratic governments in response to terrorism.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3


Course Prerequisites: ADJ 241