HIST 508 Extremist Organizations

Extremist organizations have grown in numbers and, due to modern communication and transportation systems, in influence. Such organizations espouse extreme economic, political, religious, and/or social ideologies. This course will examine these organizations, the individuals that join them, and the views they express.

The course learning outcomes that you will demonstrate upon completion of this course are as follows:

Describe what drives the psychology of an extremist and the characteristics of a mass movement at the most fundamental level.

Identify the links between extremism and terror. 

Explain the advantages and disadvantages to using a psychological “profile” of an extremist or terrorist. 

Identify and discuss various Christian, Jewish and Muslim extremist individuals or groups.

Analyze, describe, compare, categorize, contrast and synthesize academic and professional literature on global extremist organizations and the methods to counter them. 

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