HUMN 2039 Political Terror

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 101797

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Description Since the terrorist attacks of 11 September, 2001, threats of terrorism have been entrenched in both headlines and the collective psyche. Across the globe, terrorism, anti-terrorism and the politics of fear are influential factors in the formulation of domestic and foreign policies. The current wave of terror and counter-terror raises important questions. What do we mean by terror? Is the war on terror really a war like no other? Is the current terrorist threat unprecedented? This subject will examine historical precedents and theories of terrorism.

School Humanities & Comm Arts

Discipline History

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject


Successful completion of 40 credit points of study in currently enrolled program.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Define terrorism and political violence
  2. Understand the history of politically motivated terror tactics
  3. Distinguish between different forms of political terror
  4. Identify significant events and movements in the history of political terror

Subject Content

- A history of Terror
- Terrorism & political violence
- early modern Terror
- Tyrannicide
- French Revolutionary Terror
- Red & white Terror in Soviet Russia
- Authoritarian Terror
- Genocidal Terror
- Anarchist Terror
- national Liberation Terror
- Fundamentalist Terror
- Anti-Terror