Terrorism: A Study in Scarlet

Course Calendar (PLS 440: Terrorism, A Study in Scarlet)
 

January 7 – May 10
Terrorism: A Study in Scarlet
10:30 – 11:20 MWF in Administration 432
Calendar last updated on April 23
January 7 (Monday)
* Note: No Classes, Still
January 9 (Wednesday)
* Discussion Topic: Introduction to Class
* Discussion Topic: Definition of Terrorism
January 11 (Friday)
* Discussion Topic: Science I: Physics and Metaphysics
January 14 (Monday)
* Discussion Topic: Science II: Approaches to Study
* Read for today: Macridis (Susser 1992): 16--26
* Read for today: Easton (Susser 1992): 47--48
* Read for today: Easton (Susser 1992): 49--50
January 16 (Wednesday)
* Discussion Topic: Science III: Methods of Science
* Discussion Topic: Causal Hypotheses
* Read for today: Przeworski, Teune: 17--30
January 18 (Friday)
* Discussion Topic: Definition of Terrorism
* Discussion Topic: IRA Dataset
* Discussion Topic: Give IRA Assignment
* Read for today: Bacevich 2001
* Major assignment due today:
Definitions of Terrorism I
January 21 (Monday)
* Discussion Topic: How to analyze research
January 23 (Wednesday)
* Discussion Topic: Terrorism Studies
January 25 (Friday)
* Discussion Topic: Six terrorism datasets
January 28 (Monday)
* Discussion Topic: Definitions of Terrorism in the Literature
* Read for today: O'Connor 2006
* Major assignment due today:
Definitions of Terrorism II
January 30 (Wednesday)
* Discussion Topic: Typologies of Terrorism
February 1 (Friday)
* Discussion Topic: Explain QLRs and Article Analysis
* Read for today: Midlarsky, Crenshaw, Yoshida 1980
February 4 (Monday)
* Presentations: Left-Wing, Millennial, Religious
February 6 (Wednesday)
* Presentations: Right-Wing, Anti-Terrorist
* Holiday: Ash Wednesday
February 8 (Friday)
* Presentations: Anarchist, Nationalist-Separatist
February 11 (Monday)
* Note: No Class: Founders’ Day mass
* Holiday: Founder's Week Mass
February 13 (Wednesday)
* Examination: Planned Quiz #1
* Read for today: Takeyh 2002
February 15 (Friday)
* Discussion Topic: The use of terror
* Read for today: Devine, Rafalko 1982
* Read for today: Horsley 1979
February 18 (Monday)
* Discussion Topic: Definitions of Terrorism
* Read for today: Hutchinson 1972
* Read for today: Price 1977
February 20 (Wednesday)
* Discussion Topic: Definitions of Terrorism
* Read for today: Shamir, Shikaki 2002
* Read for today: Crenshaw 1981
February 22 (Friday)
* Major assignment due today:
Quasi-Literature Review #1 due
February 25 (Monday)
* Discussion Topic: Groups: PKK, LTTE
* Read for today: Brown 1995
* Read for today: Harris 2004
* Read for today: De Silva 2007
February 27 (Wednesday)
* Discussion Topic: Groups: ETA, IRA
* Read for today: Edles 1999
* Read for today: Stevenson 1996
February 29 (Friday)
* Discussion Topic: Groups: Sendero Luminoso, El Salvador
* Read for today: Berg 1986
* Read for today: Taylor, Vanden 1982
March 3 (Monday)
* Note: Spring Break: No Classes
* Note: Mid-Semester's grade reports due
March 5 (Wednesday)
* Note: Spring Break: No Classes
March 7 (Friday)
* Note: Spring Break: No Classes
March 10 (Monday)
* Discussion Topic: Logic of Terrorism
* Read for today: Ross 1993
* Read for today: Corsi 1981
March 12 (Wednesday)
* Discussion Topic: Logic of Terrorism
* Read for today: Ross, Gurr 1989
* Read for today: Pape 2003
March 14 (Friday)
* Discussion Topic: Transnational Terrorism
* Read for today: Dilmac 2005 (@ Reinert)
* Read for today: Sandler, Tschirhart, Cauley 1983
* Holiday: Pi Day
March 17 (Monday)
* Discussion Topic: Transnational Terrorism
* Read for today: Enders, Sandler 1999
* Read for today: Enders, Sandler 2000
March 19 (Wednesday)
* Examination: Planned Quiz #2
* Read for today: Ozeren 2005 (@ Reinert)
March 21 (Friday)
* Holiday: Purim
* Holiday: Holy Friday recess
March 24 (Monday)
* Note: Last day to withdraw with a 'W'
* Holiday: Easter Monday recess
March 26 (Wednesday)
* Discussion Topic: Religious Terrorism
* Read for today: Rapoport 1984
* Read for today: Rapoport 1988
March 28 (Friday)
* Discussion Topic: Religious Terrorism
* Read for today: Dale 1988
* Read for today: Sprinzak 2000
March 31 (Monday)
* Discussion Topic: Causes of Terrorism
* Read for today: Jenkins 1982
* Read for today: Crenshaw 1981
April 2 (Wednesday)
* Discussion Topic: Causes of Terrorism
* Read for today: Weinberg 1991
* Read for today: Hamilton, Hamilton 1983
April 4 (Friday)
* Discussion Topic: Causes of Terrorism
* Read for today: Koch 2005
* Read for today: Forsberg 2007
April 7 (Monday)
* Discussion Topic: Causes of Terrorism
* Read for today: Pieterse 2002
* Read for today: O’Brien 1996
April 9 (Wednesday)
* Discussion Topic: Causes of Terrorism
* Read for today: Slone 2000
* Read for today: Viano 2005 (@ Reinert)
April 11 (Friday)
* Major assignment due today:
Quasi-Literature Review #2 due
April 14 (Monday)
* Discussion Topic: The Paradox of Poverty
* Read for today: Bueno de Mesquita 2005
April 16 (Wednesday)
* Discussion Topic: Global War on Terrorism
* Read for today: Hoffman 1999
* Read for today: Snyder 2003
April 18 (Friday)
* Discussion Topic: Global War on Terrorism
* Read for today: Katzenstein 2003
* Read for today: Crawford 2003
April 21 (Monday)
* Discussion Topic: Global War on Terrorism
* Read for today: Byford 2002
* Read for today: Hirsh 2002
April 23 (Wednesday)
* Discussion Topic: Course Summation
April 25 (Friday)
* Discussion Topic: Course Summation
April 28 (Monday)
* Note: Semester Exams begin
May 2 (Friday)
* Holiday: Vesak
May 5 (Monday)
* Holiday: Cinco de Mayo
May 7 (Wednesday)
* Nothing for today.
 One Week Two Weeks Month All
Quizzes and Exams:
*Planned Quiz #1
*Planned Quiz #2
*Final Examination (8:00–9:40)