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Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015


Approved Courses

The following list includes undergraduate courses that have been approved as of May 2014.  Courses added after that date do not appear in this list.  Courses eliminated after that date may still appear.  Not every course is offered regularly.  Students should consult the Schedule of Classes at www.testudo.umd.edu to ascertain which courses are actually offered during a given semester.

COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM

Number   Eligibility
000-099   Non-credit course
100-199   Primarily freshman course
200-299   Primarily sophomore course
300-399   Junior, senior course not acceptable for credit toward graduate degrees
386-387   Campus-wide internship courses; refer to information describing Experiential Learning
400-499   Junior, senior course acceptable for credit toward some graduate degree
500-599   Professional School course (Dentistry, Architecture, Law, Medicine) or post-baccalaureate course
600-899   Course restricted to graduate students
799   Master Thesis credit
899   Doctoral Dissertation credit

 

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Courses in "BSST-Terrorism Studies"

BSST - Terrorism Studies

BSST 230 Terrorism and the Media (3) Restriction: Permission of EXST-Freshmen Connection. Credit only granted for: BSOS288T, BSST230, or BSST288T. Formerly: BSOS288T and BSST288T. Student will investigate the interplay between terrorism around the world and mass media content about terrorism. The course will focus both on how news and entertainment media portray terrorism and terrorists, and the effects of terrorism and media portrayal of terrorism on the public and public policy. This course examines terrorism from historical and contemporary perspectives, providing grounds for learning about and discussion of the interplay between terrorism and communication.

BSST 258 Special Topics in Study Abroad II (1-6) Repeatable to 15 credits if content differs. Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program

BSST 288 Special Topics in Terrorism Studies (3) Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. A special topics course for students in the Global Terrorism Minor program. Topics that may be offered are Psychology of Terrorism; Development of Counterterrorism Policies and Programs; Terrorism and Popular Culture; Terrorism and the Media; International Perspective on Terrorism and Counterterrorism (Education Abroad); The Evolution of Hezbollah; Terrorism and Small Wars; Political Islam in the West.

BSST 330 Terrorist Motivations and Behaviors (3) Restriction: Must be in the Global Terrorism minor; or special permission available for students in other Global Studies minors. Credit only granted for: BSOS330 or BSST330. Formerly: BSOS330. Explores theories explaining the formation of terrorist groups and the motivations behind terrorist behavior, building upon theories from social psychology, sociology, political science, criminology, and history.

BSST 331 Response to Terrorism (3) Restriction: Must be in the Terrorism Studies minor program. Credit only granted for: BSOS331 or BSST331. Formerly: BSOS331. Explores the manners in which a variety of different actors respond to both terrorist incidents and the threat of terrorism. Examines local responses to terrorists incidents; local impacts of terrorism including effects on individual and group attitudes and behaviors; policy decisions made in response to both terrorist attacks and the threat of terrorism; terrorism prevention, deterrence, interdiction, and mitigation efforts; and individual and community recovery from terrorist attacks.

BSST 332 The Practice of Terrorism Studies (5) Prerequisite: BSST330 and BSST331. Restriction: Must be in the Terrorism Studies minor program. Credit only granted for: BSOS332 or BSST332. Formerly: BSOS332. Capstone course for students in the Global Terrorism Minor. Explores in-depth rigorous approaches to conducting research on terrorism and to developing policy on terrorism and counterterrorism. Examines the interplay between terrorism research and counterterrorism policy. All students will participate in an internship or complete a substantive original research project alongside the courses weekly seminar meeting.

BSST 334 States of Emergency (3) Students will explore the manner in which crises unfold from the perspective of a variety of emergency response disciplines, including: emergency management, law enforcement, intelligence analysis, cyber analysis, risk communication, health and human services, and emergency psychiatry/psychology. Students will participate in a semester-long simulation of an unfolding terrorist attack.

BSST 338 Special Topics in Terrorism Studies (3) Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. A special topics course for students in the Global Terrorism Minor program. Topics that may be offered are Psychology of Terrorism; Development of Counterterrorism Policies and Programs; Terrorism and Popular Culture; Terrorism and the Media; International Perspective on Terrorism and Counterterrorism (Education Abroad); The Evolution of Hezbollah; Terrorism and Small Wars; Political Islam in the West.

BSST 340 Oral Communication for National Security Careers (3) Students will discuss perspectives on strategic communication and national security, while discussing and practicing public speaking skills and developing proficiency in three genres of security-related briefings. Students will work with the technical, scientific, and/or specialized data, vocabularies, processes, and products of the academic disciplines and/or fields of expertise relevant to national and international security careers.

BSST 358 Special Topics in Study Abroad III (1-6) Repeatable to 15 credits if content differs. Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program

BSST 399 Individual Study in Terrorism Studies (1-3) Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. An independent study course for students in the Global Terrorism Minor program.

BSST 458 Special Topics in Study Abroad IV (1-6) Repeatable to 15 credits if content differs. Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program

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