LL.M 505 Contemporary issues in Terrorism


This course will provide students with a critical examination of the characteristics and causes of terrorism, past and present. Students will evaluate the key issues surrounding modem terrorism in the aftermath of 9/11, and examine the changing characteristics of twenty-first century global terrorism and the evolving strategies of political terrorism.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify the origins, threats, and threat agents of terrorism and bioterrorism.
  • Compare, contrast, and differentiate various governmental programs of defense against terrorism, including those that plan for, prepare for, and respond to bioterrorism.
  • Evaluate and synthesize information from a variety of sources across disciplines in addressing issues and problems pertinent to planning for, preparing for, detecting, responding to, and containing the effects of bioterrorism.
  • Apply information to the needs of practical decision-making in the role of a responsible government or private-sector official acting in response to a terroristic event.
  • Effectively and clearly communicate complex policy analyzes of terrorism issues in both written and oral presentations.