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SYLLABUS Terrorism and Political Violence M W F 1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. POL 425 / LAWE 438 – Spring 2010 MH 206 Instructor: Jeff Bumgarner, Ph.D. My office: Morris Hall 207C My phone: (507) 389-1018 My e-mail: [email protected] Office Hrs: MWF 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Thursday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (by appointment only) Required Text : White, Jonathan (2009). Terrorism and Homeland Security (6 th ed.) Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. Course Description : This course introduces undergraduate and graduate students to the practices of terrorism--international and domestic—along with the history and motivations behind it. When the word “terrorism” is mentioned, people tend to develop images in their minds that represent to them just what terrorism is. Some people might immediately think of one or more airliner hijackings and bombings. Many will think of the 9-11 attacks against the World Trade Center and Pentagon, along with the prior World Trade Center attack in the early 1990s. Still others will immediately recall the images of the demolished Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. It is easy to limit the concept of terrorism to the atrocious, high profile incidents which are fixed in our recent memories. However, terrorism is more than the sum of individual atrocities. People who engage in it and people who counter it would
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