SOWK 260 Domestic and International Terrorism: Implications for Social Policy and Practice

This course introduces the student to theories, motivations, tactics, and goals of terrorism. The course will provide insight into the ideology, structure, financing, and driving forces behind terrorist groups inside the United States (home-grown) and international (foreign) groups. Additionally, the course will offer a critical analysis of the governmental response to the war on terrorism including contemporary models of counterterrorism and how terrorist groups and governments' responses affect social policy.