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Courses - Spring 2019
BSST
Terrorism Studies
BSST331
Response to Terrorism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in the Terrorism Studies minor program.
Explores the manners in which a variety of different actors respond to both terrorist incidents and the threat of terrorism. Examines local responses to terrorists incidents; local impacts of terrorism including effects on individual and group attitudes and behaviors; policy decisions made in response to both terrorist attacks and the threat of terrorism; terrorism prevention, deterrence, interdiction, and mitigation efforts; and individual and community recovery from terrorist attacks.
Restricted to students in one of the following minors: IDCM, Gobal Poverty Minor, or International Engineering.
BSST338Y
Special Topics in Terrorism Studies; Seminar in Terrorism Studies: The New Theater of Terror: Online Terrorism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This course examines the relationships between modern terrorists and the new media, how terrorists use the online platforms, how democracies can respond to the challenge, and what are the prices of various measures.

Also offered as ISRL448V. Credit granted for BSST338Y or ISRL448V.
BSST386
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning in Terrorism Studies
Credits: 1 - 5
Grad Meth: Reg
Repeatable to 10 credits.
This course will supplement student's experiential learning experience, or internship in the field of terrorism studies and homeland security with guided reflection on their experiences.
BSST399T
(Perm Req)
Individual Study in Terrorism Studies; Teaching Terrorism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: permission of department.
BSST631
Societal Impacts of and Responses to Terrorism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Terrorism Analysis Graduate Certificate Program; or permission of department.
Credit only granted for: BSOS631 or BSST631.
Formerly: BSOS631.
Explores the manners in which a variety of different actors respond to both terrorist incidents and the threat of terrorism. Examines local responses to terrorist incidents; local impacts of terrorism including effects on individual and group attitudes and behaviors; policy decisions made in response to both terrorist attacks and the threat of terrorism; terrorism prevention, deterrence, interdiction, and mitigation efforts; and individual and community recovery from terrorist attacks.
Restricted to students in the Graduate Certificate in Terrorism Analysis, all other students should contact education@start.umd.edu to obtain permission to register.
BSST636
Quantitative Research Methods in Terrorism Studies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Students must be in the Graduate Certificate in Terrorism Analysis program. All other students should contact education@start.umd.edu to obtain permission to register.
Introduction to probability, statistics and data analysis, particularly with respect to how they are used in the study of terrorism. Students will learn fundamental principles of probability and statistical inference, how to summarize data and make statistical inferences, and how to manipulate and analyze data in a statistical software package (Stata) that is widely used in the discipline. The course provides a foundation in quantitative analysis that will enable students to critically evaluate extant quantitative research and manipulate their own data. It will also prepare interested students for more advanced statistics training.
BSST637
Qualitative Research Methods in Terrorism Studies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Students must be in the Graduate Certificate in Terrorism Analysis program. All other students should contact education@start.umd.edu to obtain permission to register.
Explores research design and qualitative methods using a hands-on approach. The course considers general themes such as the logic of inquiry, the appropriateness of qualitative approaches, as well as more specific topics such as process tracing, archival research, and survey methodology. It also provides students with the opportunity to learn and apply different tools for social science research.