Plain talk about public murder," Chronicle of Higher Education (August 22, 2017). Note: here is a brief news story about what happened in Turku.
Week #3: M-W September 10/12: History of terrorism.
Quiz (September 10): course policies.
Wall Street bombing (probably carried out by Italian anarchists), 1920.
Week #4: M-W September 17/19: Causes of terrorism. First simulation practice.
Simulation Procedures and Rules
The four girls killed in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing on September 15, 1963, in Birmingham, Alabama. The Ku Klux Klan was responsible.
Week #5: M-W September 24/26: Causes of terrorism (continued).
New York City
September 11, 2001
Week #6: M-W October 1/3: Causes of terrorism (cont'd). Second simulation practice.
Week #7: M-W October 8/10: Strategy and tactics.
October 10: Film, Michael Collins, 3301 Friedmann Hall at 6:30 pm.
Captain and terrorist in hijacked TWA flight #847 in Beirut, Lebanon in June 1985.
Week #8: M-W October 15 (no class on October 17): Midterm exam. See study guide on the notes page.
Weak #9: M-W October 22/24: Counter terrorism.
Assignment #1 due Saturday, October 27 by midnight.
Poster critical of the
War on Terror
Week #10: M-W October 29/31: Counter terrorism (continued).
October 29: Film, Munich. 3301 Friedmann Hall at 6:30 pm. See review here.
Supporters of Charlie Hedbo newspaper march after shootings in January, 2015.
Counter-terrorism police in the UK.
Week # 11: M-W November 5/7: Simulation practice. The moral dimensions of terrorism and counter-terrorism.
Week #12: M-W November 12/14: The moral dimensions of terrorism and counter-terrorism (continued). Terrorism and its impact on democracies.
Assignment #2 due Saturday, November 17 by midnight.
November 14: Film, The Killing Fields. 3301 Friedmann Hall, 6:30 pm. See review here.
US Homeland Security terrorism threat alerts (left) and satirical critique (right).
Week #13: Monday, November 19 (no class on November 21)
Quiz #6 Part 1 due by noon on November 19 (the quiz is online and may be taken with the instructions for writing resolutions in front of you). The quiz is available starting Wednesday, November 14 at 5pm.
Week #14: M-W November 26/28: Simulation parts I & II.
Quiz #6 Part 2 due by noon on November 26 (the quiz is online and may be taken with the guidelines for conduct and rules in front of you). The quiz is available starting Wednesday, November 14 at 5pm.
Week #15: M-W December 3/5: Simulation part III & IV.
Final exam: Monday, December 10 from 12:30-2:30. Go here for the study guide (will be activated about one week before the exam)..