Terrorism Studies Minor

Melinda Gonzales teaching in at the front of a classroom

The Terrorism Studies minor fuses courses in homeland security, global Studies, political science and history to give students a holistic view of the subject of terrorism, our relations with the international community, and the policies put in place to address common goals of security, economic stability, and human rights.

Students will learn about global and domestic politics and of the origins, ideologies and goals of terrorist groups, strengthening their understanding of foreign policy. From Russia’s conflict with Chechen rebels to Al Qaeda and Boko Haram in Middle Eastern and African countries, students will explore the international, political, ideological and cultural issues that shape this dangerous phenomenon.

The Terrorism Studies minor requires students to complete five courses (20 credits).

 Select one of the following:
  • POLT 570 - Counterterrorism: Nation states' responses to terrorist activity    
  • PS 505 - Political Violence and Terrorism       
  • SOC 656 -Terrorism
Select one of the following:
  • HLS 650 - Intelligence Systems and Structures in Homeland Security         
  • POLT 568 - Introduction to Intelligence 
Select three of the following:
  • POLT 403 - United States in World Affairs             
  • POLT 507 - Politics of Crime and Justice 
  • POLT 500 - American Public Policy            
  • POLT 502 - State and Local Government
  • POLT 548 - Drug Wars   
  • POLT 765 - Security Intelligence Study   
  • PS 507 - Justice Law and Politics
  • PS 509 - Political and Social Change in Developing Countries        
  • PS 511 - Women and War            
  • PS 520 - Globalization: Politics, Economics and Culture   
  • SOC 780 - Social Conflict               
  • HIST 410 - Historic Survey of American Civilization            
  • HIST 600 - Explorations (course title must be either War and Political Violence in the Modern West or Justice, Violence, and Society)
  • HLS 750 - Emergent Topics in Homeland Security/Homeland Defense (study abroad trip)

All five courses applied to the Terrorism Studies minor must be completed with a minimum grade of C- and an overall GPA of 2.0. Students must take at least three 500-level or above courses to complete the minor.

For more information, contact James Ramsay, Homeland Security program coordinator and minor supervisor, or Melinda Negron-Gonzales, Public Service and Nonprofit Leadership program and minor supervisor.

Visit courses.unh.edu and select "Courses at Manchester" to see our course schedules and descriptions.