4408683: FU_What terrorists want

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Semester:WS 17/18
Lektionen / Semester:30.0 L / 22.5 h
Selbststudium:67.5 h



Bachelorstudiengang Betriebswirtschaftslehre (01.09.2012)
Masterstudium Architektur (01.09.2014)
Bachelorstudium Architektur (01.09.2014)
Masterstudium Information Systems (01.09.2015)
Masterstudium Finance (01.09.2015)
Masterstudium Entrepreneurship (01.09.2015)



The main aim of this course is to examine the issue of terrorism by addressing the following questions:

  • What is a terrorist, and how should terrorism be defined?
  • How can we distinguish nationalist, ideological and religious terrorism from each other?
  • What do terrorists want?
  • What is the policy of the United Nations toward terrorism?


The course is designed to help students gain insights into terrorism. It considers national, international, ideological and religious terrorism, definitions of terrorism, terrorist groups and their motivations, their violent tactics and policies. At the end of this course students should have a background and understanding of terrorism.



Lectures, group work, self-study

Voraussetzungen (inhaltlich)

It is important for each student to know that this course requires a steady reading, presentation, 4 written papers (2 to 6 pages), regular class attendance, participation and commitment. Clear, grammatically correct composition and standard spelling are expected on all written assignments.


Will be available online (moodle)


Assessment tasks:
50% 4 research papers of not more than 2 to 4 pages, dur?ng t?ll the end of the course

25% Seminar practice presentation

25% Class participation (which is more than just attendance)

Compulsory attendance (min. 80%)


Passed / Failed

  • Course based on continuous assessment, details see under "assessment".
  • Meeting attendance obligations and active participation are an essential pre-requisite for successfully completing a course based on continuous assessment.
  • Attendance must be proven for at least 80% of the stipulated contact time. Responsibility for checking and providing written proof of this obligatory attendance lies with the course lecturer who is required to store this information at least until the end of the semester.
  • In the case of absenteeism that exceeds the specified limits of absence, a medical certificate is required. Responsibility lies with the head of the Coordination Office for Cross-Faculty Elective Subjects to approve the reason for the student's failure to attend.
  • Participation in other activities of the university are not recognized as an excused absence.


Fakultätsübergreifendes Wahlfach:
Es gelten spezielle Anmeldemodalitäten.


  • P-FU_What terrorists want (WS 17/18, in Planung)