Schedule of Classes and Assignments
Week #1: Thursday, August 29: Introduction to the course.
Week #2: Tuesday: T-Th September 3/5: Defining and conceptualizing terrorism.
Week #3: T-Th September 10/12: History of terrorism.
Quiz (September 10): course policies.
Wall Street bombing (probably carried out by Italian anarchists), 1920.
Week #4: T-Th 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: T-Th September 24/26: Causes of terrorism (continued). NOTE: open devices day on September24.
New York City
September 11, 2001
Week #6: T-Th October 1/3: Bibliographic research and TBD.
Read and watch: "How to write an annotated bibliography."
Week #7: T-Th October 8/10: Strategy and tactics. Second simulation practice.
Wednesday, October 9: Film, Michael Collins, 3301 Friedmann Hall at 6:00 pm. See review here.
Captain and terrorist in hijacked TWA flight #847 in Beirut, Lebanon in June 1985.
Week #8: T October 15 (no class on October 17): Midterm exam. See study guide on the notes page.
Weak #9: T-Th October 22/24: Counter terrorism.
Assignment #1 due Saturday, October 26 by midnight.
Poster critical of the
War on Terror
Week #10: T-Th October 29/31: Counter terrorism (continued).
Tuesday, October 29: Film, Munich. 3301 Friedmann Hall at 6:00 pm. See review here.
Supporters of Charlie Hedbo newspaper march after shootings in January, 2015.
Week # 11: T-Th November 5/7: Simulation practice. The moral dimensions of terrorism and counter-terrorism.
Counter-terrorism police in the UK.
Week #12: T-Th November 12/14: The moral dimensions of terrorism and counter-terrorism (continued). Terrorism and its impact on democracies.
Quiz #6 Part 1 due by midnight on Thursday, November 14 (the quiz is online and may be taken with the instructions for writing resolutions in front of you). The quiz is available starting Thursday, November 7 at 5pm.
Assignment #2 due Saturday, November 16 by midnight.
Evening TBD: 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: Tuesday, November 19.
Quiz #6 Part 2 due by noon on November 19 (the quiz is online and may be taken with the guidelines for conduct and rules in front of you). The quiz is available starting Friday, November 15 at 8am.
Thursday, November 21: Simulation part I. NOTE LOCATION: 105-6 Bernhard Center.
Week #14: Tuesday, November 26: Simulation part II. NOTE LOCATION: 105-6 Bernhard Center.
Week #15: T-Th December 3/5: Simulation part III & IV. NOTE LOCATION: 157-8 Bernhard Center.
Final exam: Thursday, December 12 from 12:30-2:30. See study guide on the notes page.