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International Terrorism (HLS 320)


Self-study, self-paced.

Various; distance learning format.

December 2023 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: Discuss the key theoretical perspectives and concepts related to international terrorism; Analyze the historical context and factors contributing to the rise of terrorism; Assess the impact of globalization on terrorism; Evaluate the strategies and tactics employed by terrorist organizations; Analyze the effectiveness of counterterrorism measures at the national and international levels; Identify ongoing trends and challenges in countering terrorism.


This course on International Terrorism is designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the complexities and dynamics of terrorism in the global context. Students will explore the origins, strategies, global networks, and counterterrorism measures associated with the phenomenon of terrorism. Students will also examine major terrorist incidents, along with ongoing trends and challenges in countering terrorism.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Homeland Security, Emergency Management, Criminal Justice, Political Science, or Public Administration (3/24).