Catalogue 2014 - 2015

CJ 260 Introduction to Terrorism and Homeland Security


3 cr.


CJ 101.

Course Description

This course is an introduction to the study of terrorism, and to the study of the United States response to defending the homeland. It examines the criminology and the controversy of terrorism. Students review definitions and motivations for terrorism: religious, ideological, nationalistic, and ethnic terrorism; domestic and international terrorist movements; cyber, nuclear, biological, and chemical terrorism; terrorist financing; terrorism and the media; and the bureaucracy of homeland security.


Formerly CJ 360.