Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Credits: 4 ECTS
In the aftermath of 9/11, terrorism has moved to the forefront of scholarly interest after being marginalized in international relations scholarship for years. The purpose of this course is to survey the various theories concerning terrorism from diverse perspectives, employing rationalist and psychological theories to explain terrorism-related phenomena. The course also exposes students to the main jihadi terrorist groups – al-Qaeda and the Islamic State.
There are a number of requirements for this course. A student may not pass the class unless he or she has submitted/performed all the following requirements with a passing grade:
- Take home final exam - 50%
- Two short essay assignments (1500 words each) – 40%
- Regular attendance and active participation - 10%