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Terrorism, 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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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define terrorism.
  • Know terrorism in the Old World.
  • Know terrorism in the Middle East.
  • Know terrorism in Africa.
  • Know terrorism in East Asia.
  • Know terrorism in the New World.
  • Describe the politics of terrorism.
  • Know terrorism and religion.
  • Know techniques for combating terrorism, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 
 
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Lesson 1: Terrorism: What is It?

This lesson explores the many definitions of terrorism. 43 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Review Article: What is Terrorism?
  • Review Article: What is Terrorism?
  • Complete Assignment: Introductions
  • Complete Assignment: The Definition of Terrorism
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: Terrorism Defined Continued

Contemporary - and controversial - definitions of terrorism. 36 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review Article: Terrorism Timeline
  • Complete Assignment: Terrorism in Our History
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Exam

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. 43 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review Article: History of Terrorism in Northern Ireland
  • Review Article: The IRA and Britain
  • Review Article: Terrorism in the UK
  • Take Poll: Terrorism in the World
  • Complete Assignment: Terrorism in England
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4:Terrorism in the Old World Part Two

Terrorist attacks in Germany, Austria, and Denmark. 40 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review Article: The German Way
  • Review Article: Austria
  • Complete Assignment: Terrorism in the Old World - Part 2
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: Terrorism in the Old World Part Three

Terrorism and attacks in France, Spain, and Sweden. 43 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review Article: Terrorism in France
  • Review Article: Terrorism in Spain
  • Complete Assignment: Terrorism in the Old World - Part Three
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Terrorism in the Old World Part Four

This lesson describes terrorism and attacks in Italy and Eastern Europe. 42 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review Article: Terrorism in Italy
  • Review Article: Terrorism in Russia
  • Review Article: UNMIK
  • Complete Assignment: Terrorism in the Old World - Part 4
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: Terrorism in the Middle East Part One

Terrorism and terrorist organizations in Egypt, Algeria, Bahrain, and Iraq. 43 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Review Article: Jihad and Terrorism Studies Project
  • Review Article: The History of Terrorism in the Middle East
  • Complete Assignment: Terrorism in the Middle East - Part 1
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: Terrorism in the Middle East Part Two

Terrorism in Israel, the West Bank, Gaza, and Jordan. 45 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review Article: Middle East Conflict Almanac
  • Review Article: Origins and History of Terrorism in the Middle East
  • Complete Assignment: Terrorism in the Middle East - Part 2
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Terrorism in Africa

This lesson discusses the history of terrorism in Africa. 45 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Review Article: Preventing and Fighting Terrorism
  • Complete Assignment: Terrorism in Africa
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Exam

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. 44 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Review Article: Terrorism Profile - South Africa
  • Complete Assignment: Terrorism in Africa - Part 2
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Exam

Lesson 11: Terrorism in East Asia

This lesson discusses terrorism in Australia, Burma, and Cambodia. 44 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Review Article: Australian Federal Police
  • Complete Assignment: Terrorism in East Asia
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Exam

Lesson 12: Terrorism in East Asia Part Two

This lesson dicusses terrorism in China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Indonesia. 44 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Review Article: Fretilin
  • Review Article: Council on Foreign Relations
  • Complete Assignment: Terrorism in East Asia Part Two
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Exam

Lesson 13: Terrorism in Asia Part Three

This lesson concentrates on Japan, Malasia, Mongolia, Laos, and Korea. 44 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Review Article: Global Terrorism Analysis
  • Review Article: Terrorism in Laos
  • Complete Assignment: Terrorism in Asia Part Three
  • Complete: Lesson 13 Exam

Lesson 14: Terrorism in Asia Part Four

This lesson pertains to terrorism and counter-terrorism in New Zealand, The Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand. 45 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Review Article: Christian Converts and Islamic Terrorists in the Philippines
  • Review Article: New Zealand's Anti-Terrorism Campaign
  • Complete Assignment: Terrorism in Asia Part Four
  • Complete: Lesson 14 Exam

Lesson 15: Terrorism in the New World Part One

This lesson discusses terrorism and prevention tactics in South America. 43 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Review Article: Terrorism in Argentina.
  • Review Article: Terrorism in Brazil
  • Review Article: Terrorism in Paraguay
  • Take Poll: Terrorist Threats in the US
  • Complete Assignment: Terrorism in the New World - Part One
  • Complete: Lesson 15 Exam

Lesson 16: Terrorism in the New World Part Two

This lesson deals with South and Central America, Mexico, Canada, and the United States. 44 Total Points
  • Lesson 16 Video
  • Review Article: Terrorism in Canada
  • Review Article: US Department of Homeland Security
  • Review Article: Canada and Terrorism
  • Complete Assignment: Terrorism in the New World - Part Two
  • Complete: Lesson 16 Exam

Lesson 17: The Politics of Terrorism

This lessons outlines the United Nation's strategy against terrorism. 44 Total Points
  • Lesson 17 Video
  • Review Article: United Nations Action to Counter Terrorism
  • Review Article: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
  • Complete Assignment: The U.S. Response to Terrorism
  • Complete: Lesson 17 Exam

Lesson 18: Who Are The Terrorists?

Names of terrorist organizations and individuals. 43 Total Points
  • Lesson 18 Video
  • Review Article: Most Wanted Terrorists
  • Review Article: Terrorists and Terrorism Defined
  • Complete Assignment: Understanding Terrorist Groups
  • Complete: Lesson 18 Exam

Lesson 19: Terrorism and Religion

This lesson describes how religion and terrorism often are connected, especially in Ireland and the Middle East. 84 Total Points
  • Lesson 19 Video
  • Review Article: Religious Terrorism
  • Take Poll: Your understanding of terrorism
  • Complete Assignment: Suicide Bombings
  • Complete Assignment: IRA Bombings in London and Belfast
  • Complete: Lesson 19 Exam

Lesson 20: Combating Terrorism

This lesson explains why terrorism is difficult to defeat, and the problem with military tactics. 44 Total Points
  • Review Article: Combating Terrorism
  • Take Poll: The Future of Terrorism
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete Assignment: Putting an End to Terrorism
  • Complete: Lesson 20 Exam
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Course Title: History of Terrorism 101
Course Number: 7550445
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
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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
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