PSS3540 Domestic Terrorism & Extremist Groups

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Wilton Gleaton

Course Description:

This course provides an in-depth examination of the history, emergence, and growth of domestic terrorist and extremist groups within the United States. Students will examine the impact of domestic terrorism on homeland security by exploring the overall phenomena of terrorism as well as the complex motivations, ideologies, goals, and tactics of domestic terrorism organizations.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Domestic Terrorism & Extremist Groups will enhance the students understanding and knowledge of homelands security operations. Attention is focused on militias, religious extremists, racial supremacist, hate groups, environmental organizations, and animal rights groups. Students will discuss political and socioeconomic factors that enable a terrorist group’s ideological beliefs. Recruiting methods (e.g. prison radicalization and the role of the Internet) will be analyzed by students.

Why This Course Is Important:

Domestic Terrorism & Extremist Groups offers a comprehensive exploration of domestic terrorism and extremist groups within the past several decades. Students will provide an analysis of violent extremism within domestic challenges and options. Discussions include issues on threats, new movements and tendencies (e.g. recruitment methods), and the effectiveness of responses via case studies.