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Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will have an overall understanding from a historical perspective of the development of terrorism. Students will also:

  1. demonstrate a higher level understanding of the concept of terrorism and politically motivated violence
  2. examine and explore critical texts, concepts and theories relating to the field of terrorism and politically motivated violence
  3. investigate a substantial body of contemporary terrorism and politically motivated violence literature
  4. formulate sustained and persuasive written and oral arguments
  5. 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
  6. demonstrate higher level skills in critical analysis.
    • A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
    • Online materials

      • Resources and Links

Equivalent subjects

You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MAQ-PIC820

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject was previously known as PICX802 Terrorism Issues.

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.

  • Assessment 1 (10%)
  • Assessment 2 (40%)
  • Assessment 3 (50%)

Textbook information is pending.

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