Terrorism Studies Minor
Terrorism is often a top priority of US national and homeland security agencies such as the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, FBI, CIA, Department of Homeland Security, and State Department. The terrorism studies minor explores the causes, dynamics, and prevention of violent extremism at home and abroad. Courses explore different types of violent extremism and the range of counterterrorism strategies used in the US and other countries. Courses offer both a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspective. This means that some courses will explore phenomena primarily through one disciplinary lens whereas others will weave together different disciplinary perspectives.
The terrorism studies minor requires students to complete five courses (20 credits). All five courses applied to the terrorism studies minor must be completed with a minimum grade of C- and an overall GPA of 2.0. Students must take at least three 500-level or above courses to complete the minor. Transfer students may transfer up to two courses, subject to the approval of the Homeland Security program coordinator. Courses taken on a pass/fail basis may not be used for the minor. No more than eight credits to satisfy major requirements may be used in the minor.
|HLS 505||Political Violence and Terrorism||4|
|HLS 555||Comparative Homeland Security Systems||4|
|HLS 650||Intelligence Systems and Structures in Homeland Security||4|
|Select two of the following:||8|
|Conflict & Human Security|
|International Development & Human Security|
|Bioterrorism, Biosecurity, and Biodefense|
|Special Studies (Justice, Violence and Society)|
|United States in World Affairs|
|State and Local Government|
|Politics of Crime and Justice|
|Security Intelligence Study|
|Wicked Problems: Puzzles in Public Policy|
|Justice, Law and Politics|
Explorations course title must be: War and Political Violence in the Modern West or Justice, Violence, and Society
For more information about the Terrorism Studies minor on either campus, contact James Ramsay, Homeland Security program coordinator and minor supervisor, or Melinda Negron-Gonzales, Global Conflict & Human Security graduate program coordinator.