Terrorism and Security: A European and American Perspective

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Course Information
Discipline(s): 
International Relations
Political Science
Terms offered: 
Spring
Credits: 
3
Language of instruction: 
French
Contact Hours: 
45
Prerequisites: 

None

Description: 

This course aims to study the phenomenon of terrorism. Terrorism, the act of political violence, is now one of the major issues on the international scene. Both domestic and international, the violence of terrorism has targeted civilians and takes many complex forms.

The objective of this course will be to introduce students to a history of terrorist movements present in Western countries during the 20th and 21st  century. It will describe the context of these terrorist groups, but also the political environments and key attacks committed. The course will also cover the study of the safety devices, techniques and practices against terrorism in Europe and the United States. 

In this course we will use several types of teaching aids: academic and journalistic texts, documentaries and topical presentations on terrorism.

*Please note: This course is up for approval by the Curriculum Committee in the Fall of 2015.