Political Science | Terrorism of Old and New Generations
Y200 | 29357 | Dalecki

The events of 9/11 made “terrorism” a household word.  Politicians and
the media continue to remind us about terrorist threats, the ongoing
War on Terror, the destructiveness and unpredictability of terrorism,
and its anonymous brutality.  Yet, terrorism, which redefined our
traditional understanding of war conflict, is seldom examined in the
public expanse.   The rationale behind this course is to analyze the
changing faces of terrorism over the past two hundred years: examine
different forms of domestic and international terrorism, provide a
historical and conceptual understanding of this phenomenon and,
ideally, come to understand what terrorism may be about.