Course Syllabus

What you’ll learn

Recall the working definitions of terrorism and recognize their analytic limits
Identify a range of causes of terrorism
Understand the strategies and tactics of terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda, Hamas, and the Islamic State
Identify important terrorist groups in the Middle East and South Asia with an understanding of their strengths, weaknesses, and overall effectiveness; these include Palestinian groups,
Pakistani groups, and Al-Qaeda
Understand how counterterrorism is constrained in a democratic society and several important legal debates related to counterterrorism