PSS3540EN - Domestic Terrorism & Extremist Groups

Course description

This course provides an in-depth examination of the history, emergence, and growth of domestic terrorist and extremist groups within the United States. Students will examine the impact of domestic terrorism on homeland security by exploring the overall phenomena of terrorism as well as the complex motivations, ideologies, goals, and tactics of domestic terrorism organizations.

How this course benefits students

Domestic Terrorism & Extremist Groups will enhance the students understanding and knowledge of homelands security operations. Attention is focused on militias, religious extremists, racial supremacist, hate groups, environmental organizations, and animal rights groups. Students will discuss political and socioeconomic factors that enable a terrorist group's ideological beliefs. Recruiting methods (e.g. prison radicalization and the role of the Internet) will be analyzed by students.

Why this course is important

Students will learn how to apply principles of Christian values to homeland security management in future operations that they may face within this career field.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Public Safety & Security
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

Domestic Terrorism & Extremist Groups directly affect biblical beliefs. Students will discuss how to address topics concerning &lsquo

Missionally driven

Christian terrorism.'

Contextually informed

In this particular course students will examine how to discuss God's word and the missional approach to individuals that may be involved in right-wing terrorist groups.

Interculturally focused

Students will examine methods within their local communities to enable them to develop ministry approaches for their local contexts. The acceptance and rehabilitation of former extremist members provides an opportunity for Christians to practice the essential Christian values.

Practically minded

Students will discuss cultural issues in relation to domestic and extremists' organizations. Students will utilize critical thinking to analyze methods to introduce culturally-appropriate missional and ministry practices.

Experientially transformed

Students will discuss actual and hypothetical domestic terrorism incidents. These discussions will also focus on how Christian beliefs and values can impact or effect the response of these incidents.