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Terrorism - PICX802

Few security issues define our times more than that of terrorism. This unit 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 unit 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.

All enrolment queries should be directed to Open Universities Australia (OUA): see

Credit Points: 1
When Offered:

S1 OUA - Session 1, offered through Open Universities Australia

Staff Contact(s): Dr Julian Droogan



NCCW(s): PICT802
Unit Designation(s):
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Security Studies and Criminology

Faculty of Arts

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