Religious and Ideological Extremism (2615LHS)

This course examines the phenomena of religious and ideological extremism from the mid-twentieth century until the present, including the social and political contexts in which religious and ideological extremism manifest as well as factors pertaining to gender and masculinity. It explores the concepts of religion and ideology and examines their relationship with extremism, radicalisation and terrorism. While a main focus of the course is Islamist extremism, other forms of religious and ideological extremism associated with Zionism and fascism are also discussed. In addition to the drivers of religious and ideological extremism, the course also explores approaches and methods of countering extremism, particularly violent extremism.

Course study information

Credit points (awarded)

10 (10)

Study level

Student contribution band

Band 1

Usually available

Gold Coast Trimester 1Nathan Trimester 1

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