Informações sobre o curso
This course will explore the forces that led to the 9/11 attacks and the policies the United States adopted in response. We will examine the phenomenon of modern terrorism, the development of the al Qai'da ideology, and the process by which individuals radicalize towards violence.
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Approx. 19 hours to complete

Sugerido: 3 hours/week
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Beginner Level

Nível iniciante

Clock

Approx. 19 hours to complete

Sugerido: 3 hours/week
Comment Dots

English

Legendas: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Section
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1 hour to complete

Week 1: Course Overview and the 9/11 Attacks

In this course, we will examine why al Qai-da attacked America. We will also examine the phenomenon of terrorism, in general, and the radical ideology developed and propagated by Osama bin Laden through al Qaida, more specifically. We will consider why individuals are attracted to this ideology and how they radicalize to violence. We will also explore how the United States addressed terrorism prior to 9/11 and the policy changes the US (and its allies around the globe) faced in the immediate aftermath of the attacks....
Reading
3 videos (Total 36 min), 4 readings
Video3 videos
Understanding 9/113m
What Happened Here18m
Reading4 readings
Course Overview10m
Assessments and Grading10m
Discussion Forums10m
Week 1: Required Reading10m

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Section
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1 hour to complete

Week 2: What is Terrorism?

Our topic for this week is, what is terrorism. We will try to define terrorism and understand the actions that we're going to be studying in this course, 9/11 and its aftermath. We will examine one of the key debates in this area; can terrorism be executed by a state, or is it only the use of political violence by a non-state actor. You will also learn how to write a policy memo....
Reading
8 videos (Total 59 min), 1 reading
Video8 videos
War vs. Crime17m
Online Resource Search - Catherine Shreve4m
How to Write a Policy Memo - Overview10m
How to Write a Policy Memo - Heading and Background7m
How to Write a Policy Memo - Analysis and Summary5m
How to Write a Policy Memo - Revision2m
How to Write a Policy Memo - Proofread2m
Reading1 readings
Week 2: Required Reading10m

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2 hours to complete

Week 3: A Primer on Islam

This week we have a special treat: we will have an extensive conversation with Imam Abdullah Antepli, the Islamic Chaplin here at Duke. We’ll cover a wide range of topics, including Islamic history, law, the role of women and the Muslim experience in the post – 9/11 world....
Reading
13 videos (Total 96 min), 1 reading
Video13 videos
Early Muslim Civilization9m
What Muslims Believe8m
The Core Practices of Islam6m
What is Shariah Law11m
Shariah and the Rule of Law5m
What is Jihad'?6m
The Sword Verses7m
Osama bin Laden’s Use of Religion4m
Women in Islam8m
Women, Islam, & Culture5m
The Muslim-American Experience Post 9/11- Part 18m
The Muslim-American Experience Post 9/11 - Part 25m
Reading1 readings
Week 3: Required Reading10m

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Section
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2 hours to complete

Week 4: The al Qai'da Ideology

Our topic for this week is the al Qaeda ideology. An ideology is essentially the set of beliefs that an individual, a group, or an organization has to either motivate them or to give that organization purpose. For al Qaeda, of course this is incredibly important because they're trying to motivate individuals to sacrifice their lives for what they view as a great cause....
Reading
9 videos (Total 87 min), 1 reading
Video9 videos
Biography of Sayyid Qutb10m
Qutb’s Milestones and a Muslim Revival8m
Qutb and Jihad8m
Roots of al Qaeda14m
Osama Bin Laden’s Ideology12m
Terminology: What Is Islamism?7m
Elements of the al Qai’da Ideology4m
Flaws in the al Qai’da Ideology4m
Reading1 readings
Week 4: Required Reading10m

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3 hours to complete

Week 5: The Radicalization Process

This week we’ll examine how individuals become radicalized. We’ll see that there are multiple paths to radicalization where opportunity and chance play a significant role. Thus, radicalization is a complex process that defies simple explanation. We’ll conclude with a conversation with Peter Neumann, Professor of Security Studies at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London, and director of the International Centre for the Study of Radicalization. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 70 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Radicalization as a Complex Process4m
Multiple Pathways to Radicalization8m
The Role of Opportunities & Chance5m
The Power of Online Radicalization with Peter Neumann part 117m
The Power of Online Radicalization with Peter Neumann, part 220m
Reading1 readings
Week 5: Required Reading10m

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Section
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2 hours to complete

Week 6: Counterterrorism Before 9/11

This week we’ll examine the three main US political philosophies that underlie the country’s approach to counterterrorism. We’ll look at the beginnings of the US response to this growing threat and how US agencies involved in counterterrorism efforts have adapted over time. Finally, we’ll examine how the US attempted to combat Osama bin Laden’s growing threat to US security. ...
Reading
8 videos (Total 83 min), 1 reading
Video8 videos
The Liberal Critique: American Empire7m
The Realist Perspective8m
Early Efforts to Address a Growing Threat11m
Slow Change in the Agencies - Airport Security4m
Slow Change in the Agencies - FBI, CIA, DOD12m
Stopping Bin Laden Prior to 9/11 - Part 117m
Stopping Bin Laden Prior to 9/11 - Part 211m
Reading1 readings
Week 6: Required Reading10m

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Section
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4 hours to complete

Week 7: September 12, 2001

In this final week of the course we’ll speak with Juan Zarate , one of the key White House counter terrorism advisers in the second Bush administration, about US counterterrorism efforts since 9/11. We’ll look at the current state of threats to US interests from emerging actors, such as ISIS. Finally, we’ll look at the recent developments in the Middle East that affect US security....
Reading
8 videos (Total 111 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video8 videos
Intelligence and Policy Failures8m
Interview with Juan Zarate - Part 120m
Interview with Juan Zarate - Part 213m
Where Did ISIS Come From15m
What Does ISIS Believe12m
Violent Extremism in the United States14m
9/11 & The Modern Middle East12m
Reading1 readings
Week 7: Required Reading10m
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By SBMar 25th 2018

Outstanding course and content; the interviews really enriched my learning.

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David Schanzer

Associate Professor of the Practice

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