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Courses - Summer 2019
BSST
Terrorism Studies
BSST338E
Special Topics in Terrorism Studies; Political Assassinations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: FSOC
Students will examine political assassinations, their societal consequences, and the possible means for their prevention, from profiling assassins to protection of potential targets. Research on political assassinations has developed from many different disciplines and so we will be drawing on theory and research from across a range of different fields, including political science, criminology, psychology, sociology and economics. In each lecture we will review the scholarly issues associated with political assassinations, including how we can study them in a scientific way, and what we can learn from research on celebrity stalkers and the impact of conspiracy theories. Finally, we consider the practical, counter attack challenges faced by security and law enforcement.
BSST338O
Special Topics in Terrorism Studies; School Shooters and Spree Killers
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
BSST372
Terrorist Hostage Taking
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Examines different forms of hostage taking, drawing on theory and research from across a range of different fields, including international relations, political science, criminology, psychology, sociology and economics. We will consider these events in terms of how they are similar, how they differ and what they are designed to achieve. This course provides insights into the complicated nature of terrorism via hostage taking in order to broaden student understanding of current events. This course also gives students practical experience in finding and coding data, and studying complex human behaviors.
BSST386
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning in Terrorism Studies
Credits: 1 - 5
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
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.
BSST638A
Special Topics in Terrorism Studies; Political Assassinations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
BSST638B
Special Topics in Terrorism Studies; Terrorist Hostage Taking
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
BSST638F
Special Topics in Terrorism Studies; Terrorist Financing Analysis and Counterterrorist Finance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud