Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SOC2112: Introduction to Terrorism Studies
This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.
This module is an introduction to terrorism studies. We will discuss the major data sources used to empirically examine terrorism, the rates and trends in terrorism cross-nationally, whether groups differ in how they operate, the geopolitical factors that influence terrorism, as well as policy implications.
|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
9. Demonstrate written analytical skills by producing an essay on deadline