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BSST
Terrorism Studies
BSST331
Response to Terrorism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in the Terrorism Studies minor program.
Explore the manners in which stats respond to terrorist incidents and the threat of terrorism through counterterrorism approaches and strategies. We will examine counterterrorism responses from law enforcement, military, and the intelligence community. This will include discussions about policy decisions made in response to both terrorist attacks and the threat of terrorism. Counterterrorism strategies this course will cover include deterrence, interdiction, and legal efforts to combat terrorism, including terrorist financing and online recruitment. The course is divided into four general parts. First, we will provide an overview of government counterterrorism options and review key concepts. Second, we will examine law enforcement responses to terrorism including efforts to counter cyberterrorism, social media recruitment, and terrorist financing online. Third, we will focus on military responses to attacks conducted by terrorist groups, including deterrence strategies, targeted strikes, and covert operations. Last, we will review the challenges and complexities of counterterrorism approaches, including the ethical, moral, and legal dilemmas.
Restricted to students in one of the following minors: IDCM, Gobal Poverty Minor, or International Engineering.
BSST338B
Special Topics in Terrorism Studies; Terrorism and Political Violence: Understanding Terrorism, Insurgency, and Civil Conflict
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
BSST338R
Special Topics in Terrorism Studies; Far-Right Extremism: Violent Ideologies and Actions
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
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
Also offered as ISRL448V. Credit granted for ISRL448V and BSST338Y.

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.
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.
BSST389
Internship in Terrorism Studies
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Supplements 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, S-F
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.
BSST633
Research Methods in Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Credit only granted for: BSOS633 or BSST633.
Formerly: BSOS633.
Provides students with the opportunity to conduct original research, while exposing them to analytical tools relevant to the study of terrorism. Students will work with a range of data sources on domestic and international terrorism, and will be tasked with using data to test hypotheses related to the causes, behaviors, and/ or impacts of terrorism.