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Special Topics Course Threat of Radicalism Registration Now Open

March 8, 2021

Our communities and government offices are experiencing extreme acts of violence, rooted in political motives. Idaho State University’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) BS degree program is offering a fully online Special Topics course in the 2nd half of the Spring 2021 term. If you are interested in the topics of radicalism, and domestic terrorism and want to examine the actions of homegrown violent extremists, you should consider registering for the following special topics course.

EMGT 4498-02 (HSEM 4450) – Special Topics: Threat of Radicalism

Course Description: This course explores the how segments of a society become radicalized and the role of religion and politics in shaping worldwide threats and conflicts present in the world today. Students will explore the misuse and radicalization of religion for the support of political agendas. This course examines the ideologies of Sunni and Shia perspectives and includes a deeper view of how mainstream beliefs play into the international landscape. Students will analyze how extreme viewpoints and centralized or decentralized groups do or do not shape the homeland security environment.

The Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) degree program is opening this course to students interested in domestic violence extremism during the Spring term. Students studying homeland security and emergency management, criminology, law enforcement, international affairs, political science, psychology, or industrial cybersecurity may find the Threat of Radicalism course complimentary to their current studies. Additional details:

• Three (3) credits of upper-level division credits
• Fully online course
• Flexible asynchronous course delivery, no standing meeting times
• Structured in a compressed, 8-week format
• Runs March 8 – May 7, 2021

To register, contact Rachel Azzarito, HSEM Program Advisor at azzarach@isu.edu or 208.373.1760 to discuss.

For more information about the course or the HSEM program, contact Laurie Holien at laurieholien@isu.edu or 208.373.1761.


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