This course uses the prism of cinema to address some of the major debates surrounding terrorism. The first part of the course is devoted to understanding terrorism. It explores the root causes of violence as well as the reasons why individuals and organizations turn to to violent tactics. The second part assesses the implications of terrorism for U.S. foreign policy and for the definition of security. Films throughout the course contextualize the theoretical issues and address the question of political violence from alternative perspectives: those of the perpetrators of violence, victims, soldiers, government officials, and police officers. Films will be watched outside of class. Class discussions will address both theoretical issues and the portrayal of terrorism in films.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CGST-MN)(GOVT)(GOVT-Comparativ)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Less than 50%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Readings: No textbooks. All readings will be made available online.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Examination and Assignments:
Class participation; daily discussion questions on the readings; two policy memos; midterm; final
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Synchronous online instruction and in-person film screenings. This course will meet online during the designated meeting time.
|Instructor(s): Matesan,Ioana Emy Times: .M.W... 02:50PM-04:10PM; Location: ONLINE; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 8||JR major: 8|| || |
|Seats Available: 1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 3||SO: 3||FR: 0|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 9||1st Ranked: 1||2nd Ranked: 2||3rd Ranked: 0||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 6|