Throughout history, society has had to grapple with the critical issues of how to define, construct and maintain a just society in the face of acts of violence and terror. This second-level General Education course in Curricular Area 4 is designed to help students understand and critically analyze the nature and causes of acts of violence and terror by both state and non-state actors and begin to evaluate the justice of formal and informal societal responses to these acts. Students will then consider, debate and apply these concepts, using specific historical and current examples, and will work to synthesize and develop a rigorous framework for just responses to terror and the creation of a new and more just society.
From the Professor- Jen Gumbrewicz
How does your University College section of this course differ from a non-University College section?
This course has been uniquely developed for the University College program and is currently not offered as a non-University College section.
How do your Wednesday labs tie into the academic content of your course?
The Wednesday labs will be used to supplement and enhance the concepts being discussed in class through Washington, D.C. area specific and other resources, such as site visits to the Pentagon and other government agencies; expert speakers and practitioners in national security, defense, and intelligence; and multimedia resources.