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Free Online Course, "Understanding Terrorism and the Terrorist Threat"

Free Online Course, "Understanding Terrorism and the Terrorist Threat"

Monday, January 12, 2015

START's free online course, "Understanding Terrorism and the Terrorist Threat," will begin on Monday, Jan. 12 and run for 8 weeks, through Monday, March 9.

Course content will be presented to participants through a series of lectures from researchers and professors throughout START's extensive consortium of 52 universities nation-wide. It will also include weekly interactive assignments and quizzes. No advanced knowledge of terrorism or terrorism research is required to participate.This semester's course will explore topics such as individual radicalization, group dynamics, operations, and an Al-Qa'ida case study.

More information, including a course syllabus, introduction video, and lecture previews can be found on the Massive Open Online Course website.