Dec 16, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog
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POS-3070 Terrorism, Religion & the Nation-State

3 credits
This course provides an overview of the histories and theologies of Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Hinduism - the four religions in the territories where terrorism is a major force and where regions have been divided into a myriad of artificial states. Students will explore how these regions are reacting to Western influences (democracy, capitalism, modernization) and discuss the different interpretations of “terrorism.” Is terrorism a tool and a weapon of war on par with guns and fighter-bombers? Is it anarchism? Nihilism? Cold-blooded murder? Is it a romantic throwback to some romantic notion of what some peoples’ ancestors used to do? What exactly? We will debate these issues and more. General Education (EDP) Course Type: SHR (Social & Historical Relationships)



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