Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SOC2112: Introduction to Terrorism Studies
This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module will run during term 1 (11 weeks) and term 2 (11 weeks)
Mrs Katharine Boyd (Convenor)
Dr Lewys Brace (Convenor)
|Available via distance learning|
This Q-Step module will expose you to the controversial topic of terrorism and how research is conducted on this subject. You will learn about the history of political and religiously motivated violence, the subjective and debated definition of terrorism, as well as rates and trends of terrorism. You will learn about major data sources used to analyze the subject, and you will be introduced to quantitative methods. You will be taught basic statistical analysis with terrorism data. This module is suitable for specialist and non-specialist students and has no prerequisite modules.