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2013-2014 Catalog

Instructional Area

Homeland and International Security (HINS)


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HINS 6300:     

Selected Topics in Homeland and International Security
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

HINS 6310:

Theories of Political Violence
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
An examination of the phenomenon of politically motivated violence. Contains evaluation of various psychological and sociological theories which attempt to define and explain political violence; focus on terrorism, guerrilla warfare, insurgencies, and an examination of cultural aspects of conflict.

HINS 6311:

Domestic Terrorism and Hate Groups
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
An overview of domestic terrorism and its sociological, political, historical, and religious causes. Additional focus on hate crimes and hate groups, and various aspects of American subcultures which contribute to violence-producing social movements.

HINS 6312:

International Terrorism and Religious Violence
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
An overview of religious violence and its cultural, sociological, political, historical, and religious causes. Focus on religious terrorism around the world and from all major religious traditions.

HINS 6313:

Unconventional Warfare Since 1945
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Examines unconventional warfare (guerrilla, low-intensity, and insurgency) between un- or underdeveloped and industrial nations from the end of WWII to the present. Particular attention will be paid to tribal and clan-based cultures and their styles of conflict and how those traditional styles affect modern warfare.