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2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HUM 3740 - Philosophy of Terrorism

Prerequisite(s): ENG 1272 .
The philosophy of terrorism is an advanced course in philosophy which examines the two fundamental questions pertaining to terrorism and its related topics. The first question pertains to notions or concepts: What is terrorism? The second question concerns ethics: Can terrorism ever find moral justification? Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Define the meaning of terrorism.
  2. Weigh the activity of terrorism (and counterterrorism) from the ethical theories of consequentialism and deontology.
  3. Appraise the question of whether an act of terrorism is ever justified.
  4. Describe ‘Just War Theory’.
  5. Judge the ideas of ‘Supreme Emergency’ and “Moral Disaster.’

Examine mass-media presentations of terrorism and terrorists using the model of Baudrillard.

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