2021-2022 Yavapai College Catalog 
    
    Oct 20, 2021  
2021-2022 Yavapai College Catalog

AJS 256 - Terrorism


Description: History and causes of terrorism, with a focus on why the Unites States has become a target of terrorist groups. Includes approaches for combating and preventing terrorism.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. History of terrorism 
  2. Theories and causes of terrorism and the radicalization process 
  3. Combating and preventing terrorism 
  4. Impact of terrorism on the U.S. criminal justice system and national security 
  5. Terrorist attacks 

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Discuss the history of terrorism, domestically and internationally. (1) 
  2. Explain various competing theories on the causes of terrorism and the radicalization process, at home and abroad. (2) 
  3. Identify various approaches to combating and preventing terrorism. (3) 
  4. Describe various changes to the U.S criminal justice system caused by terrorist attacks in the United States and abroad. (4) 
  5. Describe the various changes in national security approaches caused by terrorist attacks in the United States and abroad. (5) 
  6. Discuss the prevailing patterns and trends in modes of attack, weaponry and strategies of terrorists. (5)