Prerequisite: PSCI 200 or PSCI 215 or permission of instructor. (Second semester—odd years/3 credits)
This political science course examines the events of September 11, 2001 from a global perspective. 9/11 was a catastrophic event for American history, politics and democracy. This course explores the philosophical motives of Al Qaeda, the U.S. government’s institutional responses and failures, the initial opposition and then creation of a 9/11 commission, the compromise to constitutional rights and law, the effect on political attitudes and popular culture, the ensuing Afghan and Iraq wars, and the international community’s response to the tragedies of that day.