Watch the following short videos on terrorism. Altogether the videos will take up about 40 minutes.
Discuss some of the causes of terrorist activity. There are many groups with vastly different ideologies who use terrorist tactics. Are there similar causes behind the different activities of terrorist groups in the videos? Use the chapter on The Use of Force in the textbook for the class, D’Anieri (2015) to help you.
Be ready to discuss the videos on Friday. That will be worth 5 points on your assignment.
CONTENT WARNING: There are instances of violence throughout the videos. Email me (Leo) if you don’t want to watch the videos and would rather have a different assignment.
- Watch the videos in the links provided.
- Work in groups of 3-4.
- You will receive up to 10 points for participation (5 for the submission and 5 for the discussion in class) and up to 10 points for the material.
- Your essay should not be less than 400 words.
- Watch the videos prior to Friday class.
- You are not required to read any other material, but when you cite the videos, give the minute and second that your reference begins so I can check it.
- Give a reference page so you can practice referencing videos.
- Remember that everybody should read it and check each other before submission. If my two eyes catch something your 6 or 8 eyes didn’t, it means your teamwork needs work.
- Only the SGT submits the assignment. No one else should upload it (I tell you this every time and people still do it. It is confusing, and it shows me the team isn’t working together so it doesn’t deserve all 10 points)