Perspectives of Homeland Security
3 Credit Hours
Terrorism has captured global attention to a degree without historical parallel. This course explores the events of 9/11 and beyond. In an uncertain world that has emerged since 9/11, intergovernmental organizations, national governments, policy analysts, law enforcement groups, scholars, and society at large are all faced with the arrival of difficult times that challenge older notions about international terrorism. At the same time, recent developments on the American scene remind us, despite the unprecedented scope of the 9/11 catastrophes, that "homegrown" terrorism and the extremist beliefs that accompany it remain a threat to public order in the United States. This course will explore these domestic terrorist groups in depth.