HIST4861Terrorism in History (O)3 ch (3C) (W)

Examines the evolution of terrorism, primarily by non-state groups, as an agent of historical change. While considering debates over the definition, nature, and causes of terrorism, the course also explores the theories and theorists which shaped terrorist activities. Attention is devoted to the impact of terrorism on victims and societies and to the evolution of and controversies surrounding counter-terrorism policies. Case studies will derive primarily from the period between the late nineteenth century and the present.