2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin

CRJ 746 Terrorism and Apocalyptic Violence

Examines the new, apocalyptic or world-ending violence that reached American shores in its most tragic form on September 11, 2001. Discusses the history of apocalyptic movements (such as the Crusades), of violent cultic groups from the Middle Ages to the contemporary world (such as Jim Jones), of fundamentalism in the major religions of the world and how and why it so often gets connected to terrorism, and of the way nuclear, biological and chemical weapons have changed our psychological landscape.