HLSS323 Homegrown Violent Extremism (3 semester hours)

This course explores homegrown violent extremism in Western society that has significantly increased around the globe due to the inspiration of al Qaeda and similar groups. This course will examine the ideology of homegrown extremists and the different models of why and how people become radicalized and choose to take violent action against their fellow citizens. Also addressed in this course is the increasing use of social media to recruit and radicalize individuals, initiatives to counter homegrown violent extremism, as well as efforts to de-radicalize individuals.