Countering Violent Extremism
- One Semester or equivelent
- 36 Hours
On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.
2023 teaching periods
Teaching Period 3
Last self enrolment:
Last withdraw without fail:
PrerequisitesPOL30009 Critical Perspectives on Terrorism
Aims and objectives
This unit introduces students to the concept of violent extremism and to policies designed to counter it. It traces the emergence of the concept of violent extremism in policy discourse and academia, and situates it within terrorism studies more broadly. The unit encourages students to engage in critical analysis of the concept of violent extremism and policies designed to counter it. It uses recent examples of incidents of home-grown extremism and the development of counter extremism policy to help students to analyse the issues in their real-world context.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
1. Critically analyse and assess concepts of violent extremism and approaches to Countering Violent Extremism (CVE)
2. Compare the different ways Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) has developed in global security debates and where it is situated within the broader history of terrorism
3. Critically assess and analyse real-world policy approaches to violent extremism in relation to broader debates in terrorism studies
Courses with unitBachelor of Social Science
Unit information in detail
- Teaching methods, assessment and content.
Hours per week
Number of Weeks
Directed Online Learning and Independent Learning
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULOs)
|1, 2, 3|
- The history of terrorism
- The history of homegrown violent extremism
- The concept and history of CVE
- Responding critically to CVE
- CVE in the real world
- Reading materials.
A list of reading materials and/or required texts will be made available in the Unit Outline.