CRIJ210 Terrorism

Department of Social & Behavioral Science: Criminal Justice

I. Course Number and Title
CRIJ210 Terrorism
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
IV. Prerequisites
CRIJ100 (C or better)
V. Other Pertinent Information
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course introduces students to the history and foundations of terrorism, terrorism as a universal phenomenon, weapons of mass destruction, counterterrorism, and the future of terrorism. The major topics of study include modern day national and international events and their connections to terrorism.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. Students will:
      1. analyze the origins and definition of terrorism;
      2. evaluate the psychological concepts associated with terrorism;
      3. differentiate between domestic and international terrorist groups; and
      4. evaluate the recent emergence of radical Islam and its connection to the events of September 11, 2001.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. the origins and definition of terrorism
    2. psychological concepts associated with terrorism
    3. domestic terrorism groups
    4. international terrorist groups
    5. counterterrorism groups on the domestic front
    6. case studies documenting recent terrorist activities and their consequences
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. The assessment of course learning goals is based on classroom discussions, written exams, assignments, papers, andprojects.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    See course format.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Section VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.

Review/Approval Date - 4/2011