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POLI 209 - Public Security and Terrorism

This course provides an overview of modern terrorism and its evolution, focusing on terrorist movements, groups and incidents in many parts of the world over time. The readings will provide a framework for understanding the theory behind terrorism, its roots, goals, and ideologies, as well as its relation to governments, the media and the public.


  • Winter (January 13 - April 12, 2025)


Please refer to the Course Outline below.


Undergraduate, 3 credits

$98.68 CAD + applicable taxes.


NOTE: Students who have received credit for this topic under a POLI 298 number may not take this course for credit.


Gus Martin, Understanding Terrorism: Challenges, Perspectives, and Issues, 7th edition, SAGE Publications.

Registration Information:

Concordia students must register for this course in their Student Hub. It is strongly recommended that they consult Concordia's class schedule prior to enrolling in order to be aware of any registration restrictions (see the notes). Once registered, students must then sign up for an eConcordia account to access the course material. » Visit the registration section for details.


Disclaimer: Information regarding the eConcordia course found on this page may change without notice. For the most recent course list, visit the Student Hub. Furthermore, if this represents the initial offering of the course, no course outline will be available until the start of the first active semester.