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PS335 Psychology of Terrorism

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PS335 Psychology of Terrorism

Prerequisites: EN102, PS101.

This course examines the psychology of terrorism, not terrorists. A primary emphasis of the course is on identifying common features both within and across terrorist organizations. Students must be able to ‘think' like the terrorists to better understand their motives, their objectives, and the methods used to achieve their objectives. Effective counter-terrorist strategies and the eradication of terrorist ‘breeding grounds' necessitate ‘seeing the world from the terrorist's perspective.' Although some consideration of historic and of a variety of contemporary terrorist group is appropriate, a main focus of the course is on current terrorist threats confronting the United States.

3 Credit Hours

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