Course Descriptions

ISTM283T :  Perspectives on Terrorism

(Formerly ISTMX83T) This course compliments the studies of cybersecurity, national security and homeland security. It provides an overview of terrorism as well as its history and causes. Students consider the nature and manifestations of terrorism in the United States and globally. The course also surveys the definition of terrorism, what prompts individuals and groups to commit "terrorist" acts, how those labeled as terrorists view themselves, and how terrorism can realistically and ethically be addressed. Students also learn the role and impact of ideology in terrorism, the link between terrorism and the media, the role of gender in terrorism, the threats of weapons of mass destruction and strategies for countering terrorism.
Prerequisite: RD090, WR090 and MTH020, each with a grade of "C" or better, or placement above stated course levels.
Credit Hours: 3
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