Research the history of terrorism around the world. Decipher modern terrorism tactics, strategies and communication methods. Question regional and global responses, terrorist overreach and state overreaction.
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27 Jul 2020
This research-intensive university in north-western Sydney offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. With over 30,000 current students, Macquarie has a strong reputation for welcoming international students and embracing flexible and convenient study options, including its partnership with Open Universities Australia.
At the completion of this subject students will have an overall understanding from a historical perspective of the development of terrorism. Students will also:
demonstrate a higher level understanding of the concept of terrorism and politically motivated violence
examine and explore critical texts, concepts and theories relating to the field of terrorism and politically motivated violence
investigate a substantial body of contemporary terrorism and politically motivated violence literature
formulate sustained and persuasive written and oral arguments
model research skills, particularly the ability to select appropriately and integrate knowledge from diverse sources to evaluate its significance and relevance, systhesise material and present findings, rationally and lucidly
demonstrate higher level skills in critical analysis.
Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.
This subject was previously known as PICX802 Terrorism
Few security issues define our times more than that of terrorism. This subject provides a solid foundation for terrorism studies, encouraging students to build a thorough understanding of the definitions, origins, and history of terrorism around the world, and considering terrorism as a tactic, as a strategy, and as a mode of communication. Students will explore the wider effects that terrorist discourse plays in contemporary global society, including debates around local, regional and global responses, terrorist overreach, and state overreaction. The subject will also critically examine a series of key themes and questions in terrorism studies such as religion and terrorism, state sponsored terrorism, the future of terrorism, and how academics can best conduct terrorism field research.