International Terrorism and Violence

Discipline: Politics and International Relations
Instructor: Barghothi
Credits: 3
Day: null
Start: 13:55
End: 15:10
Field Work: Day 4 | Croatia Download Syllabus

What precisely is terrorism? What are the methods, tactics and strategies of terrorist organizations? We will look at the emergence of terrorism, including its ancient roots, and how it has changed over time. The course will examine a host of specific topics, including: suicide bombing, jihadist movements, nuclear terrorism, state and state-sponsored terrorism, counter-terrorism, and U.S. policy.

Field Work

Country: Croatia
Day: 4

Participants will travel to the heart of the walled Old Town Dubrovnik, which is a beautiful medieval city containing shops, restaurants, churches and historic sites. This area bears the scars of the 1990's Croatian War of Independence. The War Photos Limited Museum contains permanent and rotating exhibits of war photography, which offer counter perspectives to traditional war memorials in its exploration of the myths and iconography of war, and its effects on both combatants and civilians. This field lab relates directly to this course, International Terrorism and Violence, as in this museum the students will learn about the Croatian War of Independence, see what the effects of the war on civilians and combatants are through a photographic exhibit, and learn about the utilization of terrorism as a means of attaining goals. These overall topics are covered in the required reading for this course as well as in the lectures.