2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin

HIS 383 History of Terrorism

3 hours 

This course explores the major ideas, facts, and problems associated with the historical study of terror and the uses of political violence on a global scale. Course themes include the changing definitions of terrorism over time; the historical antecedents of modern terrorism; the impact of nationalism and religion on terrorism in different places and beginning in the early modern period; the historical motivations, organizations, and support networks of terrorists; the nature of crisis management; the responses of the world community to different historical acts of terrorism; the effects of terrorism on free societies in the 20th century; and the linkages between acts of terrorism and terrorist states.




ENG 201 and any 200-level History course