Course Title: Terrorism and the Politics of Conflict

Part A: Course Overview

Course ID: 034176

Course Title: Terrorism and the Politics of Conflict

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365H Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng


Course Coordinator: Desmond McDonnell

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

none required

Course Description

This course will provide you with an understanding modern society. In addition to developing your understanding of the terrorist phenomena, it will also acquaint you with the far-reaching effects of terrorism. It is therefore designed to consolidate and build upon students’ knowledge by drawing together courses undertaken to date, and demonstrating their interrelationship within the context of this topical and internationally significant issue.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

By the end of this course you will be able to identify and critically assess the major theoretical approaches to the study of terrorism: identify and critically assess the value of various global anti-terrorist measures and be able to assess the legal and moral value of Australia’s anti-terrorist legislation.

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be able to engage in a variety of lectures and smaller classes.

Overview of Learning Resources

You will be able to use a prescribed text.

Overview of Assessment

You will be able to prepare assessment tasks with a total word length or equivalent of 5,000 words.