This module can be studied on a standalone basis or as part of the Certificate in Terrorism Studies
The Key Issues in International Terrorism module examines the fundamental issues behind terrorism and the current responses to this threat. The module is the first module and compulsory for students taking the online Certificate in Terrorism Studies route. It explores the concept of terrorism, the types of terrorism and prominent terrorist groups, before evaluating the international measures to curb terrorism and exploring the role of business and media sectors in countering terrorist activities, while examining emerging trends in terrorism.
Participants critically examine:
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Terrorism has often been misunderstood to mean acts of violence without apparent plan or purpose. Acts of terrorism have caused very considerable losses to life and property without warning. At its worst, terrorism has even severely affected the political and economic systems of countries.
Terrorism usually involves a pre-planned campaign of violence with little or no moral restraints, practiced by various types of groups in pursuit of their usually political objectives. Although terrorism is different from other forms of conflict-waging, such as wars or riots, terrorists may exploit these forms of conflict-waging to promote their own agenda. Terrorist groups are often categorised based on their motivation or political cause.
The module is designed to be studied over four weeks:
Week 1 - Gain an overall introductory perspective to terrorism and the various types of terrorists.
Week 2 - Understand the characteristics, advantages and disadvantages of the various democratic and international responses to terrorism.
Week 3 - Understand the Al Qaeda terrorist organisation. Recognise effective strategies to counter the network.
Week 4 - Appreciate the necessity of a structured and effective response from the public, media and private sector in countering terrorism.
This is a core module for Certificate students.
Study modules individually or as part of the Certificate in Terrorism Studies.
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