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HI3334 - History of Terrorism

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts & Social Sciences

Adopting a global perspective, this subject examines the historical origins of terrorism, and the subsequent waves of terrorism over the past two centuries. It pays particular attention to the diversity of terrorist ideologies and activities, to the role of governments, and also to the variety of interpretations of terrorism.

Learning Outcomes

  • develop skills in historical research and writing;
  • gain an understanding of the historical development of terrorism and its significance in the modern world;
  • develop a critical appreciation of divergent historical interpretations of terrorism.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to learn independently and in a self-directed manner;
  • A commitment to lifelong learning and intellectual development;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively.
Assumed
Knowledge:
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
HI2334 HI3333 HI5333 HI5334

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); tutorial attendance and participation (10%); essays (35%); assignments (15%).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); tutorial attendance and participation (10%); essays (35%); assignments (15%).

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