Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SOC2092: Introduction to Terrorism Studies
This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.
It is important to be a discerning citizen and recognize how research can inform policy making decisions. The aim of the module is to inspire a genuine engagement with the research on terrorism by exposing you to how the subject matter is discussed and studied.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. demonstrate knowledge of terrorism: the history, as well as rates and trends over time;|
2. demonstrate an understanding of data sources used to study terrorism;
3. assess how rates of terrorism differ among groups and across countries;
|Discipline-Specific Skills||4. demonstrate understanding of key concepts pertaining to political and religiously motivated violence;|
5. demonstrate understanding of theories and arguments in the field;
6. demonstrate a familiarity with the different methods of research in the field and their implications for relevant policy;
|Personal and Key Skills||7. engage in group work to prepare presentations for class discussion;|
8. demonstrate knowledge of descriptive statistics using quantitative data and statistical tools; and
9. demonstrate written analytical skills by producing an essay on deadline.