Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC2092: Introduction to Terrorism Studies

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Module Aims

It is important to be a discerning citizen and recognize how research can inform policy making decisions. The aim of the module is to inspire a genuine engagement with the research on terrorism by exposing you to how the subject matter is discussed and studied.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. demonstrate knowledge of terrorism: the history, as well as rates and trends over time;
2. demonstrate an understanding of data sources used to study terrorism;
3. assess how rates of terrorism differ among groups and across countries;
Discipline-Specific Skills4. demonstrate understanding of key concepts pertaining to political and religiously motivated violence;
5. demonstrate understanding of theories and arguments in the field;
6. demonstrate a familiarity with the different methods of research in the field and their implications for relevant policy;
Personal and Key Skills7. engage in group work to prepare presentations for class discussion;
8. demonstrate knowledge of descriptive statistics using quantitative data and statistical tools; and
9. demonstrate written analytical skills by producing an essay on deadline.