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History of Terrorism 101

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World terrorismTerrorism, is it the scourge of our time?  Are you fearful of being involved in a terrorist attack?  Quite frankly it almost depends on where in the world you live.  It is often because a safe place today is a terror target tomorrow.  With the desire on the part of the terrorists to obtain weapons of mass destruction, i.e. chemical, biological, or even a dirty bomb or nuclear bomb, the potential for a massive destructive attack increases exponentially.


This course looks at the recent history of terrorism from the early twentieth century to today. You will learn:


- The extent to which terrorism has become a part of life in the twenty-first century.

- Why there is not a generally accepted definition of terrorism.

- Acts of terrorism in the old world, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the new world.

- Who in the world is acting to fight terrorism, or acting to support terrorism.

- What the world is doing to combat terrorism.

- The known terrorist groups  and what are their goals.

- The momentous influence that religion plays in terrorism

- The continuous problems with political and military tactics in defeating terrorism.



If you're pursuing any career involving the field of political science or criminology, or if you are interested in understanding the reasons for terrorist acts, or want to know what the prospects are for the future of terrorism, this course will provide lots of disquieting but interesting information


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  • Lesson 1: Terrorism: What is It?

    This lesson explores the many definitions of terrorism.
  • Lesson 2: Terrorism Defined Continued

    Contemporary - and controversial - definitions of terrorism.
  • Lesson 3: Terrorism in the Old World Part One

    This lesson describes some of the terrorist groups operating and attacks that have taken place in Europe and the Middle East.
  • Lesson 4:Terrorism in the Old World Part Two

    Terrorist attacks in Germany, Austria, and Denmark.
  • Lesson 5: Terrorism in the Old World Part Three

    Terrorism and attacks in France, Spain, and Sweden.
  • Lesson 6: Terrorism in the Old World Part Four

    This lesson describes terrorism and attacks in Italy and Eastern Europe.
  • Lesson 7: Terrorism in the Middle East Part One

    Terrorism and terrorist organizations in Egypt, Algeria, Bahrain, and Iraq.
  • Lesson 8: Terrorism in the Middle East Part Two

    Terrorism in Israel, the West Bank, Gaza, and Jordan.
  • Lesson 9: Terrorism in Africa

    This lesson discusses the history of terrorism in Africa.
  • Lesson 10: Terrorism in Africa - Part Two

    This lesson is a continuation of the previous lesson in which terrorist activity and threats in Africa are examined.
  • Lesson 11: Terrorism in East Asia

    This lesson discusses terrorism in Australia, Burma, and Cambodia.
  • Lesson 12: Terrorism in East Asia Part Two

    This lesson dicusses terrorism in China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Indonesia.
  • Lesson 13: Terrorism in Asia Part Three

    This lesson concentrates on Japan, Malasia, Mongolia, Laos, and Korea.
  • Lesson 14: Terrorism in Asia Part Four

    This lesson pertains to terrorism and counter-terrorism in New Zealand, The Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand.
  • Lesson 15: Terrorism in the New World Part One

    This lesson discusses terrorism and prevention tactics in South America.
  • Lesson 16: Terrorism in the New World Part Two

    This lesson deals with South and Central America, Mexico, Canada, and the United States.
  • Lesson 17: The Politics of Terrorism

    This lessons outlines the United Nation's strategy against terrorism.
  • Lesson 18: Who Are The Terrorists?

    Names of terrorist organizations and individuals.
  • Lesson 19: Terrorism and Religion

    This lesson describes how religion and terrorism often are connected, especially in Ireland and the Middle East.
  • Lesson 20: Combating Terrorism

    This lesson explains why terrorism is difficult to defeat, and the problem with military tactics.

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Course Title: History of Terrorism 101
Course Number: 7550445
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: General Education
CEU Value: 1.9 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: C. Michael McKenna
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $75.00

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define terrorism.
  • Summarize terrorism in the Old World.
  • Summarize terrorism in the Middle East.
  • Summarize terrorism in Africa.
  • Summarize terrorism in East Asia.
  • Summarize terrorism in the New World.
  • Describe the politics of terrorism.
  • Summarize terrorism and religion.
  • Summarize techniques for combating terrorism, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
The Definition of TerrorismAssignment25
Lesson 1 ExamExam13
Terrorism in Our HistoryAssignment25
Lesson 2 ExamExam11
Terrorism in EnglandAssignment25
Lesson 3 ExamExam18
Terrorism in the Old World - Part 2Assignment25
Lesson 4 ExamExam15
Terrorism in the Old World - Part ThreeAssignment25
Lesson 5 ExamExam18
Terrorism in the Old World - Part 4Assignment25
Lesson 6 ExamExam17
Terrorism in the Middle East - Part 1Assignment25
Lesson 7 ExamExam18
Terrorism in the Middle East - Part 2Assignment25
Lesson 8 ExamExam20
Terrorism in AfricaAssignment25
Lesson 9 ExamExam20
Terrorism in Africa - Part 2Assignment25
Lesson 10 ExamExam19
Terrorism in East AsiaAssignment25
Lesson 11 ExamExam19
Terrorism in East Asia Part TwoAssignment25
Lesson 12 ExamExam19
Terrorism in Asia Part ThreeAssignment25
Lesson 13 ExamExam19
Terrorism in Asia Part FourAssignment25
Lesson 14 ExamExam20
Terrorism in the New World - Part OneAssignment25
Lesson 15 ExamExam18
Terrorism in the New World - Part TwoAssignment25
Lesson 16 ExamExam19
The U.S. Response to TerrorismAssignment25
Lesson 17 ExamExam19
Understanding Terrorist GroupsAssignment25
Lesson 18 ExamExam18
IRA Bombings in London and BelfastAssignment40
Suicide BombingsAssignment25
Lesson 19 ExamExam19
Putting an End to TerrorismAssignment25
Lesson 20 ExamExam19
Total Points:903

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