Security, Terrorism and Counterterrorism

Find out what security is and what it means to be secure, by exploring the threat of conflict, war and terrorism. Security has become an important focus in recent years, not just for governments and corporations, but for individuals. On this course, you’ll get an introduction to the global issues of security, conflict and terrorism. You’ll discover how to define security, what it means to be secure, and how security threats are dealt with.

Course syllabus:

  1. Concept of security

  2. Terminology used in security studies

  3. Threats to security

  4. How conflict has changed

  5. Drivers of conflict

  6. Conflict and global politics

  7. Characteristics of political violence

  8. Characteristics of terrorism

  9. Responses to terrorism

  10. Theories of radicalisation