History of Terrorism (Spring 2018)

H ISTORY & S OCIAL S TUDIES E DUCATION D EPARTMENT L EARNING O UTCOMES

1. Student demonstrates mastery of subject material. 2. Students demonstrates knowledge of historiography. 3. Student is able to identify and interpret primary sources. 4. Student understands the relationship between cause and effect. 5. Student appreciates different cultural patters, behaviors, actions, and the influence of ideas on human behavior. 6. Student is able to write clearly and effectively according to the standards and conventions of the historical profession.

T EXTS TO BE P URCHASED

Berman, Terror and Liberalism Chaliand & Blin, The History of Terrorism: From Antiquity to ISIS

Esposito, Terror in the Name of Islam Weiss, ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror

G RADE A SSIGNMENTS

70% Essays: each student must submit EITHER two (4-6 page) footnoted, typewritten papers from a list of paper topics on the three-course sections OR one (10-15 page) interpretive essay on what you learned from the course . The paper topics for the three paper option will be given at the appropriate time. Students may choose to submit additional papers beyond the required three four extra credit. The essays must demonstrate familiarity with all appropriate lectures, films and assigned texts. Significant opinion differences among the various sources should be discussed. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with the professor if they encounter any problems conceptualizing the paper topics when writing the papers.

All papers must show deep familiarity with both lectures and texts !!!

Respect for the deadlines is part of the student’s responsibility. Required papers must be turned in on the proper due date (March 1 and May 10 for the two paper option; May 10 for the single paper alternative). There will be no toleration for failure to meet this commitment.

Extra credit papers may be turned in at any time but only one paper may be submitted at any class. Students may design their own topics with the permission of the instructor.

30% Class Participation: The grade for class participation will reflect the student’s attendance both online and in class, online written exercises, answers to discussion forums, degree of preparedness for each session, and ability to participate in class and online discussions of the

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