The take home exam consists of two 600 word responses. There will be two parts to the exam, each with two questions and you are to answer one from each part.
1. . How relevant is the concept of colonialism for understanding terrorism in the 21st century?
2. The increasing prominence of violent white supremacist groups in western nations such as Australia challenges the current use of the term ‘terrorism’. Should such groups be understood as terrorists, or should the concept of terrorism be rethought?
1. Recent months have witnessed serious mass casualty events carried out using guns or cars in crowded urban settings. In seeking to prevent such events, should attacks using cars be treated as a separate or related phenomenon to attacks with guns?
2. ISIS poses an immediate physical danger to people in Iraq and Syria, however, its ideas are used rhetorically to justify violence in many places around the world. Name one thing Australia should do and another it should not do in order to reduce harm.
This assignment primarily assesses comprehension so citations are not required to demonstrate your research. Citations are required to reference any direct quotations, or to credit a source that you are drawing on extensively in your answer.
The word limit is strict. The ability to express oneself concisely is an important skill, so writing more than the allotted number of word will not improve your grade.