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Terrorism and Counterterrorism (POL609)

Organisational Unit Faculty of Arts, Education and Creative Media
Credit Points 4
Availability Murdoch: S1-internal, S1-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description In the post-9/11 world, states may possess high-tech military weapons but remain vulnerable to attacks from non-state terrorist organisations and cells. The threat of terrorism also profoundly affects the fundamental values of liberal democracy as evidenced by Western States' struggle to balance imperatives of national security with citizens' rights and liberties. Counterterrorism is a complex and risky endeavour, which could produce more and not less conflict. This unit explores these issues in-depth.
Timetabled Learning Activities Seminar: 3 hours per week.
Prerequisites Enrolment in a Postgraduate course.
Co-requisite: Internet access if studying externally.
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Postgraduate Certificate in Security Studies
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Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

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