Understanding Terrorism and the Terrorist Threat

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Understanding Terrorism and the Terrorist Threat

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Coursera online courses
Coursera's online classes are designed to help students achieve mastery over course material. Some of the best professors in the world - like neurobiology professor and author Peggy Mason from the University of Chicago, and computer science professor and Folding@Home director Vijay Pande - will supplement your knowledge through video lectures. They will also provide challenging assessments, interactive exercises during each lesson, and the opportunity to use a mobile app to keep up with yo...
Coursera's online classes are designed to help students achieve mastery over course material. Some of the best professors in the world - like neurobiology professor and author Peggy Mason from the University of Chicago, and computer science professor and Folding@Home director Vijay Pande - will supplement your knowledge through video lectures. They will also provide challenging assessments, interactive exercises during each lesson, and the opportunity to use a mobile app to keep up with your coursework. Coursera also partners with the US State Department to create “learning hubs” around the world. Students can get internet access, take courses, and participate in weekly in-person study groups to make learning even more collaborative. Begin your journey into the mysteries of the human brain by taking courses in neuroscience. Learn how to navigate the data infrastructures that multinational corporations use when you discover the world of data analysis. Follow one of Coursera’s “Skill Tracks”. Or try any one of its more than 560 available courses to help you achieve your academic and professional goals.

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This course will explore questions relating to the who, what and how of terrorism studies, by introducing students to cutting-edge research and the experts investigating these topics.
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6/10 starsCompleted
  • 24 reviews
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5 years, 4 months ago
My prior experience was also limited to taking the Leiden CTC Coursera course. I view these two as complementary, this the START course holds a US perspective. (Would Coursera be brave enough to run ones from the eyes of Moscow or Tehran?). The course makes use of both a wealth of US wide experts as guest lecturers and active use of the University of Maryland START database. Some, but not all of this excellent content was spoiled by poor audio content, especially the second week, hence the mixed rating. I hope that this will be corrected the next time this is run, as the course presents a valuable insight into this topic, both as an introduction and complement to those already in the field
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5 years, 2 months ago
As a Risk Manager in the life insurance space I have some experience with the subject in terms of modeling catastrophic events- but certainly not as a theorist trying to intervene and stop radicals. The content was quite good in terms of explaining the how and why of radicalization and the presenters had definite expertise. The video and audio quality were quite poor. The forums were dominated by extreme political posts with little TA moderation to shut down the rants. 5 stars for content, -1 for delivery
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5 years, 6 months ago
I had taken the Terrorism and Counterterrorism course from Leiden University before this one started. This course doesn't come close! The START course has the lowest production quality of any course I have taken. The videos appear to be recorded using the built in webcam of a laptop, so the sound quality is sometimes so bad that you cannot understand the instructor. Then the materials had many (MANY) inconsistencies and contradicted itself several times. I dropped the course after 2 weeks and got a refund as this was by far the worst course I have ever taken on- or offline.
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