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2015-2016 Vincennes University Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Vincennes University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HSPS 415 - Introduction to Terrorism


3 hrs (Sem I)
The course identifies the fundamental and underlying reasons why America is a target for terrorists as it compares and contrasts various domestic and international terrorist groups and their respective ideologies. In exploring these ideologies, the course will examine the historical basis for terrorist acts, the psychological, cultural, and sociological underpinnings of the goals and apparent motivations of the modern terrorist, the usability and validity of “profiles” of the typical terrorist, and the differences between the modern “active” terrorist organizations. In addition, the course will define the various government agencies that are involved in the War on Terrorism. 3 class hours.

Prerequisite(s): Junior level standing or consent of the instructor.