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Courses - Summer 2022
BSST
Terrorism Studies
BSST370
Financing Terror and Hate
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: FSAR
Credit only granted for: BSST370 or BSST338Z.
Formerly: BSST338Z.
This course will discuss terrorist financial activities, initiatives focused on countering those financial activities, and sanctions policy. This course approaches these topics through various techniques including, structured analytic tools, such as weighted ranking methods, scenario trees, causal flow diagramming, hypothesis testing, utility analysis, as well as game theory and logic will be incorporated into the course to provide students a better framework to form analytic judgments. At the end of the course, students will have gained a solid foundational understanding of the financing and counter-financing of terrorists.
This course examines the methods in which violent groups fund their activities and contains a module related to the financing of white supremacist and anti-government networks. The course explores how the United States and multilateral forces counter terrorist finance. At the completion of the course, students will have a better understanding of the key tools - including law enforcement, diplomatic, or intelligence - that are deployed to disrupt and deter terrorist finance.