Prereq: at least two history courses and consent of the department for undergraduates. Enrollment normally open only to juniors, seniors, and graduate students. This course examines narratives connected to September 11th and focuses on the debate within academic, and policy circles, on terrorism as a form of warfare, on globalization and 9/11, and on the nature of the post-9/11 zeitgeist. The class provides an understanding as to how these narratives affect how we interpret the event, its causes and subsequent decision-making. Incorporating a variety of different types of sources such as journalistic accounts, novels, films, YouTube clips, Islamist writings and perspectives from philosophers, the course also considers how the emotional impact of the event has affected interpretations of both recent history and the longue duree, definitions of security and dialogue between the West and the Islamic world.
- Course number: HIST-365
- Credits: 4.00
- Academic Level: Undergraduate
- Currently Offered: Yes
- Course Type: Lecture
Pre-requisite for this course
- 2 courses From Department HIST