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POL 556. Terrorism, Insurgency, and World Politcs

Credits: 3
Department: Political Science
Description: The evolution of conflict in the post Cold War; terrorist and insurgent motivations; organizations; tactics; strategies; impact of globalization on terrorism and insurgency; the response of governments and international community.
Prerequisites: POL 251
Semester Offered: Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Identify and describe the theories that explain terrorist and insurgent motivations and tactics.
2. Describe and discuss a broadened perspective on international affairs, particularly the dynamics of post Cold War conflicts in the global south (wars of the third kind).
3. Describe and explain post Cold War security dilemmas and the global response to current security problems.
4. Explain the politics of weak and failed states and the role that they play in post Cold War conflicts.

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