ANARCHISTS, TERRORISTS, AND FREEDOM FIGHTERS
Credit points: 15
In this subject students explore the origins and historical development of terrorism. From the People's Will to Al Qaeda, we will provide a survey of the most significant movements that have engaged in terror. In the subject we will emphasize the importance of ideas and chart the significance of anarchism, revolutionary socialism, national liberation and religious extremism. Particular attention will be paid to primary texts from influential exponents of violence, including Sergei Nechaev, Frantz Fanon and Carlos Marighela. Students will debate the problems of developing a meaningful definition of terrorism; investigate the ideas and material conditions that have given rise to various forms of political violence; consider the challenge of formulating an effective and just response to terrorist attacks; and locate modern terrorism in a broad, comparative historical perspective.
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorRoland Burke
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveYes
Learning ActivitiesAssimilation of relevant weekly subject reading, and activist engagement in tutorial debate and dialogue. Written assessment should also be informed by an awareness of the complexity of the problems of definition. Visual texts will be used alongside conventional historical texts in lectures.
Prerequisites 60 credit points of level 2 subjects or coordinator's approval
Incompatible subjectsHIS3ATF OR HIS2ANA
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRoland Burke
LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.
TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 1400 word reflective essay Detailed in subject guide; involves synthesis of course themes.
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One 2000-word research essay Detailed in subject guide; entails preparation of an argument informed by extensive independent research.
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One 600-word essay proposal and bibliography Detailed in subject guide; an preliminary task designed to assist in formulation and development of the essay, and initial familiarization with conventions of history writing and research.
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