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COMM 349/549 Terrorism and Communication
​Section Number 88​
​Credits ​3
​Description In this course students will learn how terrorism and counterterrorism are (albeit violent) expressions of communication and how communication processes & models can be used in counterterrorist efforts. Topics we will explore include: terrorist tactics as communication tools, impact of the media & the role of audiences, group dynamics of terrorist cells, organizational structure & leadership approaches of terrorist groups, the impact of globalization on terrorist activity, interpersonal dynamics within hostage negotiations, etc. As a fully online course, students will utilize the textbook as well as many online multi-media videos, podcasts, & articles as part of their learning experience for this course.


​Course Website
​Textbook ​Terrorism and Communication: A Critical Introduction.  J. Matusitz. Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage (ISBN:978-1452240282) Available to Purchase from UWSP Bookstore.  Approximately $70.00
​Instructor Cade Spaulding
​Location Online
​Dates January 2 - January 17, 2014
​Times ​All course requirements must be completed by January 17, 2014
​Wisconsin Standards
​Special Message
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Wisconsin Resident Estimated Tuition (subject to change)

WI Undergraduate WI Graduate
   3 cr $864.24                         3 cr $1,333.41

(includes $20 per credit distance education administration fee)