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Sociology of Terrorism and Political Violence (SOCG220)

Course description

Have you ever watched news coverage of a major act of political violence and wondered to yourself – what would lead people to do this?  Is “terrorist” just a political label – one person’s terrorist is another person’s freedom fighter? Does terrorism actually work? Why do terrorists deliberately target innocent civilians? How does coping with the threat of terrorism change a society? In this class you will learn some of the latest social science research, concepts, and  theories that are used...


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Graded, 1.0 Credit Units

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