Understanding Terrorism

Terrorism, despite its rarity, is a momentous social event whenever it happens. The very word terrorism holds us at attention. When terror is used as a social tool for social change, it invites among us a kind of social alarm, a disturbance of the basic sense of social order with calamity that shakes us at the very core of our civilized society. This class will holistically study the presentation of terrorism as a worldwide phenomenon. We will take a broad look at all major forms of terrorism and highlight patterns of similarity and contrast the differences found when terror is used to accomplish political aims. Additionally, we will discuss various social behaviors and learn how society can easily find itself giving birth to the circumstances that allow terrorism to emerge. Moreover, our discussions will open a window to the future of terrorism and the attempts to control it.

Dr. Michael Thompson

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