Carnegie Mellon University

Terrorism and Insurgency

Course Number: 84-689

This course provides an introduction to terrorism, insurgency, and civil war, covering the causes, dynamics, consequences, and policy responses to these forms of political violence. Insurgent and terrorist groups are some of the most important actors behind security challenges across the world. Definition of these phenomena can be as contentious as the question of which policies are most appropriate to prevent, manage, and resolve the conflicts in which they take part. The course will cover the historical evolution of these forms of violence as well as recent trends. The course will also focus on groups, methods, ideologies, and organizational structures, and will address the effectiveness of different policies over time at preventing and managing these forms of violence, and the role that these policies play in overall national strategy.

Academic Year: 2023-2024
Semester(s): Spring
Units: 12
Location(s): Pittsburgh

Spring 2024
Monday and Wednesday
3:30-4:50 PM

Counts towards the following CMIST degrees:

Master of Science in International Relations and Politics: International Security concentration

Master of Information Technology Strategy: Politics and Strategy concentration