DA3720 The Rise of Religious Violence

This course aims to explore the conditions under which religious groups engage in violent activity as a means of achieving various political, social and religious goals. The ultimate purpose of the course is to a) investigate how religion influences conflict, violence and war b) compare the rise and fall of religious groups engaging in violent activity with the intent of better understanding the conditions under which religious groups resort to and abandon violence c) consider ways in which religiously motivated violence can be mitigated and d) investigate how the United States and the U.S. military can address religiously motivated violence directed at its government, military, citizens and other interests.


Student completed at least one full quarter

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  • As Required