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333 - The Rhetoric of Terrorism

Credits: 
3
General Education: 
Yes
Perspectives: 
Ethical
Global
Class Description: 
This class examines the history of terrorism (both the concept and the term), definitions of terrorism and attempts to explain the "root causes" of terrorism through rhetorical and ethical analysis of narratives written by historians, journalists, and terrorists themselves. Students will read and discuss charters, manifestoes and messages ("terrorism texts") of domestic and foreign, regional and global, non-state entities motivated by politics or religion to commit violence, as well as the efforts of analysts to explain and contextualize their activities.

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