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Minimiser l'horraire Horaire du cours pour la session : Printemps / Été 2017
Section Horaire Jour Endroit Professeur
Cours magistral
ECS 3130 W00
Terrorism
Cours offert en anglais
01 mai - 12 juin TBA En ligne Mathieu Landriault
Sommaire

This course will offer students a multi-disciplinary outlook on the phenomenon of terrorism. Using perspectives from sociology, psychology and political science, this course will present current debates and dilemma that societies are confronted with when dealing with terrorist groups and individuals. Further, it will situate contemporary terrorism in comparison with past occurrences of terrorist waves as well as compare terrorism to other forms of political violence.

Objectifs

Four objectives will be pursued. Students will be asked to

  1. Situate terrorism in relation to other forms of political violence;
  2. Compare contemporary terrorism with past manifestations of the phenomenon;
  3. critically assess different solutions to address terrorism;
  4. Understand the evolution of contemporary terrorism on its ideological, sociological, psychological and political aspects
Charge de travail
  • Take-home final exam: 35%
  • Discursive analysis: 40%
  • Take-home midterm exam: 25%

 

Videos of lectures will be made available on the dates indicated below :

Tuesday, May 2 – Introduction to course and theme

 

Friday, May 5 – Political violence and terrorism: Trends in political violence, part 1

Mandatory reading: Kennedy-Pipe et al., “Locating terrorism studies”, pp.5-16.

 

Tuesday, May 9 - Political violence and terrorism: Trends in political violence, part 2

Mandatory reading: Kennedy-Pipe et al., “Terrorism and Ethics”, pp.18-30.

 

Friday, May 12 – First terrorist wave: 19th- early 20th century

Mandatory reading: Kennedy-Pipe et al., “A history of terrorism”, pp.33-49.

 

Tuesday, May 16 – Second terrorist wave: 1960s-1970s

Mandatory reading: Kennedy-Pipe et al., “A history of terrorism”, pp.33-49.

 

Friday, May 19 – Take home midterm exam, no lecture posted on this day

 

Tuesday, May 23 – Contemporary terrorist wave: Jihadism, ideological and strategic aspects, part 1

Mandatory reading: Kennedy-Pipe et al., “Towards Global Jihadism”, pp.167-178.

 

Friday, May 26 - Contemporary terrorist wave: Jihadism, ideological and strategic aspects, part 2

Mandatory reading: Kennedy-Pipe et al., “IEDS, Martyrs, Civil Wars and Terrorists”, pp.153-165.

 

Tuesday, May 30 – Sociological and psychological perspectives on terrorism: diagnosis and solution

Mandatory reading: Kennedy-Pipe et al., “Individual disengagement” and De-Radicalization”, pp.243-266.

 

Friday, June 2 – Military solutions to terrorism

Mandatory reading: Kennedy-Pipe et al., “How terrorism ends”, pp.199-221.

 

Tuesday, June 6 - Political solutions to terrorism

Mandatory reading: Kennedy-Pipe et al., “Conflict resolution”, pp.226-240.

 

Friday, June 9  - Judiciary solutions to terrorism

 Mandatory reading: Kennedy-Pipe et al., “Living with terror”, pp.181-194.

Évaluation

Take-home midterm exam: questions will be made available on May 16th. Answers will have to be submitted on May 23, before 11:59PM. This exam will cover material seen so far during the semester and will be made of essay questions.

Take-home final exam: questions will be made available on June 9th. Answers will have to be submitted on June 16th, before 11:59PM. This exam will cover all material seen during the semester and will be made of essay questions.

Discursive analysis: students will be asked to conduct a discursive analysis of a terrorist group or an actor tackling terrorism (a national government for example).

This assignment will require students to research the actor or actors they are interested in, find speeches or primary sources documenting how they represent their actions (if studying a terrorist group) or how they represent terrorism and terrorist actions (if studying a national government for example).

The discursive analysis must be between 8-10 pages (Times New Roman 12, Line spacing 1.5).

Further details will be provided in videos and documents posted online.

Lateness deductions are 5%/day.

Lecture obligatoire
  • Caroline Kennedy-Pipe, Clubb, Gordon and Mabon, Simon. Terrorism and Political Violence. Sage, 2015.
Information importante

Please familiarize yourself with the Academic Regulations: https://ustpaul.ca/en/registrar-s-services-academic-regulations-undergraduate-studies_469_741.htm

Please read this information on intellectual integrity (with resources regarding plagiarism and other forms of fraud): https://ustpaul.ca/en/registrar-s-services-academic-fraud_1408_783.htm

For examples of plagiarism see: http://www.uottawa.ca/plagiarism.pdf

Revision of marks:

Please see the appropriate section in the academic regulations (8.10 Revision of Grades and Appeals)

Students must complete all assignments during the allocated time as per the schedule provided in this course outline, and in accordance with the final exam date. Failure to complete any of the in-class assignments will result in a mark of zero being awarded. Failure to complete either the mid-term or final exam will similarly result in a zero mark.

Learning support

Students who require accommodations or academic support because of a physical or learning disability, or any condition that affects their ability to learn, are invited to register with ACCESS SERVICE:

In person:               University Centre 339

Telephone:              613-562-5976

TTY:                       613-562-5214

E-mail:                    adapt@uottawa.ca

Web:                      http://www.sass.uottawa.ca/access/

Students can then meet with an Access Service specialist to identify their individual needs and to discuss appropriate interventions. 

IMPORTANT Deadlines for requesting accommodations for:

Quizzes, tests,
mid-terms, deferrals

FINALS

7 day rule

(excluding holidays and the day of the exam)

FALL SESSIONS:  November 15th
WINTER SESSIONS: March 15th
SPRING/SUMMER SESSIONS: 7 day rule

http://www.sass.uottawa.ca/access/students/adapted-exam-procedures.php

 

Student Success Centre (SSC)

The Student Success Centre (SSC) is your best resource for all your academic needs. Our counsellors and student-mentors provide you with the tools and strategies to ensure that you are successful in achieving your academic, professional and personal objectives.

Student Mentors

A team of student-mentors is available to support you as you get acquainted with research methods at the university level. The team will share with you, through workshops, study groups or one-on-one meetings, tips, guidance and resources to help you acquire the know-how for a positive university experience.

Academic Writing Help Centre

Writing advisors will offer you assistance in organizing, presenting and correcting your papers and avoid plagiarism. These sessions will be offered through one-on-one meetings.

Workshops on achieving academic success

Workshops especially designed to address questions and concerns such as stress management, budgeting, time management, and your exam preparation are offered. Please see our student-mentors.

 

The Student Success Centre (SSC) is located in rooms 40 and 42 Guigues Hall.

Telephone number: (613) 236-1393, extension 2640, e-mail: redaction-writing@ustpaul.ca