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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC3092: Introduction to Terrorism Studies

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Module Aims

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.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. demonstrate a detailed knowledge of terrorism: the history, as well as rates and trends over time;
2. critically assess data sources used to study terrorism;
3. critically assess how rates of terrorism differ among groups and across countries;
Discipline-Specific Skills4. demonstrate in-depth understanding of key concepts pertaining to political and religiously motivated violence;
5. demonstrate a critical understanding of theories and arguments in the field;
6. for relevant policy; demonstrate the different methods of research in the field and their implications
Personal and Key Skills7. engage in group work to prepare presentations for class discussion;
8. analyze quantitative data using statistical tools; and
9. demonstrate written analytical skills by producing an essay on deadline.