March 28, 2012
Summer courses for credit through START
Online terrorism studies class open to all
This summer, START is offering a special online course open to the greater university community and beyond. Anyone with an interest in terrorism studies may enroll at the undergraduate or graduate level for “Dollars to Designations: Terrorist Finance and the Methods Deployed to Counter Terrorist Finance.”
In “Dollars to Designations,” the State Department’s Jason Blazakis will teach students about how terrorist groups finance their operations and discuss the current policy approaches designed to curb terrorist financing. The course aims to give students a better understanding of the key tools -- including law enforcement, diplomatic, or intelligence -- that are deployed to disrupt and deter terrorist finance.
The three-credit course will be held throughout the Summer I term (May 29 through July 6), but is asynchronous so students are not required to login at specific times. To register for this course, click here and sign up for BSST 338Z (undergraduate) or BSST 638Z (graduate).
Also this summer, START will offer a course for participants in the UMD Young Scholars Program, a select program for U.S. high school students interested in earning college credit. START will offer BSST 288Y: Special Topics in Terrorism Studies, Terrorism and Popular Culture. For more information about Young Scholars and to apply, visit the Office of Extended Studies.