• Timed quiz / test
  • 60 minutes
    • 1 double-spaced page = 300 words
    • 1 slide = 150 words
    • 60 minutes – 300 words
  • Criminology
  • $4.25
  • Final DDL: Feb 19, 6:47 PM
  • 5 days from now



Course Description


Terrorism is one of the most critical national and international security threats and issues. This course on Terrorism: Foundational Concepts focuses on the problem and the solution of international terrorism from a policy-makers perspective. Much of the course material concentrates on the operational aspects of international terrorism and thereby allows for subsequent analysis for counterterrorism policy formulation.  Comprehensive in scope, this course will cover a wide range of relevant topics from the historical background and roots to the sociological, economic, and psychological aspects of Terrorism to the actual operational factors of Terrorism.  This concept of Terrorism will be explored in an operational light and within the context of the policymaker and the national and international security policy formulation, execution and evaluation domain.


Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will read and discuss basic concepts of historical terrorism


  1. Students will apply the concepts of the research and communication in writing via discussion board exercises.


  1. Students will apply their critical thinking skills via weekly writing assignments


  1. Students will write a research paper on a topic within the field of terrorism studies


  1. Students will understand the evolution of terrorism pre-9/11 and post 9/11




Required Course Materials


  • Martin, Gus. Understanding Terrorism. Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA. Sixth Edition. ISBN: 978-1-4522-0582-3.
  • Supplement readings as assigned and distributed by the Professor
  • Students must have access to Microsoft Office (Word and Powerpoint) and a PDF reader (exampleàAdobe). These are available for use at the CU library.



Minimum Technical Requirements

Highspeed internet connection (DSL, LAN, or cable connection desirable)

Access to Blackboard

Access to MS word or similar software.

Minimum Technical

  • This course will be delivered entirely online, thus, you must have the necessary skills to navigate the Internet.
  • Basic computer skills, including the use of Microsoft word


Course Structure

This course will be delivered entirely online through CSUSB Blackboard. You will use your Blackboard account to login to the course. In Blackboard, you will access online lessons, course materials, and resources. At designated times throughout the quarter, we will participate in a blend of self-paced and group-paced activities using Blackboard and alternative Internet-based technologies.

Blackboard Access

This course will be delivered online through a course management system named Blackboard.

To access this course on Blackboard you will need access to the Internet and a supported Web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari).  If you cannot access Blackboard you might need to install plugins. They are free of charge and you can download them at https://bblearn.csusb.edu/webapps/login/.

Technical Assistance

If you need technical assistance at any time during the course or to report a problem with Blackboard you can:

Visit the Blackboard Help Desk:  https://bblearn.csusb.edu/webapps/login/