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Undergraduate | GRF-HSY205 | 2024

A History of Terrorism and Political Violence

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View defining moments of terror through an historical lens. Going as far back as the Ancient and Medieval Worlds, you’ll observe political violence through history, reflecting on the social shifts in perspectives and interpretations of terrorism.

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Start dates
15 July 2024,
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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks

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A History of Terrorism and Political Violence

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject you will be able to:

    1. explore and articulate your knowledge of the narrative of the history of terrorism and political violence and the changing meanings of terrorism
    2. reflect critically upon different perspectives and interpretations of terrorism
    3. present your analysis of debates on the history of terrorism and political violence to peers.
    4. Source, organize, critically evaluate and interpret information from valid academic references to construct and support an argument.

Entry requirements


Note: Level 2 subjects normally assume an introductory level of prior knowledge in this area, e.g. from studying related Level 1 subjects or other relevant experience.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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