War & Terrorism
The term 'terrorism' has become a central part of everyday life. We hear about it on TV, we read about it on the internet and we think about it, like it or not, every time we board a plane. But what is 'terrorism' exactly, who decides and why does it matter? These challenging questions form the foundation for this introductory course to 'terrorism'. Building from an exploration of the relationship between power and language, students will examine the historical revolution of contemporary 'terrorism', paying particular attention to the root causes, enabling frameworks, aims, methods and consequences of 'terrorist' activity. The course will conclude by reflecting on the apparent tension between fighting 'the war on terror' and preserving civil rights.