Carnegie Mellon University

Terrorism and Insurgency

Course Number: 84-389

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
Required/Elective: Elective
Units: 9
Location(s): Pittsburgh

Mark Toukan

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

Elective course for the following CMIST degrees:
BS International Relations and Political Science
Additional Major in International Relations and Political Science
BS Economics and Politics
Additional Major in Economics and Politics
Minor in International Relations and Political Science
Minor in Cybersecurity and International Conflict
Minor in Military Strategy and International Relations