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INTR71-315: Politically Motivated Violence


In the ‘extreme’ twenty-first century existing security structures, defence systems and security are radically changing. The cause of such changes is the rise and continued evolution of terrorism as a form of politically motivated violence. In this subject, which is a sub-field in the International Relations discipline, terrorism is analysed through an inter-disciplinary lens. This theoretical perspective introduces the student to the relationship between terrorism and war, religion, human security, the state and security. The subject will also provide an overview of the strategies deployed by States and Institutions to combat this lethal form of political activism.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2021 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2021 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • International Relations and Humanities
Subject fees
  • Current: $3,630
  • Commencing in May 2021: $3,760

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate a broad understanding of the key concepts in Security, War and Terrorism studies and their implications on a domestic, regional and international level.
2. Critically asses the different definitions, manifestations and causes of modern security challenges, war and terrorism.
3. Present complex information in a lucid, objective manner, befitting of the approach preferred in the intelligence community.
4. Demonstrate knowledge on the ideologies, structures and threat assessments that shape the current security environment.

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens02/08/2020
Semester start14/09/2020
Subject start14/09/2020
Cancellation 1?28/09/2020
Cancellation 2?05/10/2020
Last enrolment27/09/2020
Withdraw – Financial?10/10/2020
Withdraw – Academic?31/10/2020
Teaching census?09/10/2020