Oct 09, 2018
very dynamic, focused on factual accuracy versus popularized propaganda. the psychological models and structural organization are applicable and invaluable in many areas. well worth the time.
Nov 15, 2018
Really enjoyed the course, signed up thinking I would learn much because I had studied terrorism before. I was wrong, they had some great analysis using the database the school founded.
von Joan V•
Nov 18, 2019
I had previous knowledge of global terrorism and jihadism, which have now made a quality leap in understanding aspects of radicalization, group functionality and those myths that the media bombard us with, as well as many other aspects.
Doctor LaFree and professor Braniff especially, as well as the rest of the participating professors are fantastic. Thank you very much.
von Marc G•
Aug 13, 2017
Great course, although some of it was slightly sketchy, particularly what had to do with statistical material. Instead of sharing so much raw data, students at this initial stage might benefit more from a comprehensive analysis of the information in which the researchers share their own conclusions instead of asking the students to make their own.
von Kevin T•
Jan 15, 2018
This is an excellent primer for someone looking to pursue more knowledge on the subject of terrorism. Although slightly dated and needs to be updated with all the changes that have transpired in past 5 years in the world of terrorist activities it is a well organized class that was educational and rewarding.
von Andrew B•
Nov 18, 2017
Just a great class. Very informative. Helps you understand the scope of the issues that surround the subject of terrorism and counterterrorism.
von Donovan M•
Feb 05, 2019
Excellent and a wealth of information. It would have been 5 stars if the content was current to at least 2017/18.
Jun 19, 2017
Very informative and helped me to think about my preconceptions about terrorism and terrorist actors.
von Shawn J K•
Feb 20, 2019
Pretty good course! Some of the content is outdated but I am still likely to recommend it to others.
von Edson A M•
Oct 27, 2016
That's a great course with a lot of updated information about the terrorism in the world.
von Jaime P P•
Aug 14, 2017
Great Course, the study notes and additional resources are really helpful.
von Mohamed O•
Mar 02, 2017
Excellent course and materials well researched!
Jun 15, 2018
Very useful and interesting cours .
von Md J•
Jun 22, 2018
this is a great plot to learn...
von André S•
Nov 10, 2016
von Dragana Đ•
Feb 16, 2017
Some information must be changed because offer bad view. In last 50 years some states got independence, some states do not exist any more and staff must be familiar with that.
von Milko G•
Aug 27, 2019
Before entering this course, I completed the "Terrorism and Counterterrorism: comparing theory and practice" course of Leiden University. This course of Leiden was very professional with a large range of examples and case studies from around the world.
I was very disappointed to find a badly delivered, outdated and frustrating course with sometimes technical issues which were not solved. The sound of the lectures was very poor, a survey (which was also a question of a quiz) didn't work. Questions about technical issues of the course were not answered and solved by the University of Maryland.
However, I learned some new things. But I think this course needs an update.
Jul 19, 2019
Until they fix their glitch with my last exam, they're getting a bad rating. I've been waiting more than two weeks for them to fix it. I flagged the quiz itself, as well as creating a thread on the discussion boards. (Which I hate by the way...why are discussion boards necessary when none of the professors are around?) They made a survey mandatory for the quiz, but the survey didn't work despite me trying every single link they gave. The survey was supposed to give me a code word for the quiz, but it obviously could not do so, and so I got the answer wrong by having to leave it blank. I am NOT impressed. This also happened at the beginning of the course, but they removed the bad survey and the questions from the first quiz that were affected by it. So I invested time and effort into a course I actually paid for a certificate for, and I still only have 98.6% despite getting everything right, because my last quiz gave me a wrong answer. I want this fixed. If the University of Maryland is unwilling to monitor their courses, at least Coursera should be dealing with it, and yet flagging did nothing!