Based on the readings in the textbook as well as in the Library locate two resources and write a 1-2 page essay for each topic below.
The term “terrorism” has many definitions, and even official definitions of the term differ. Describe in detail why definitions vary yet have great importance and significance in how we view terrorism. Use several examples of the definitions from the book, and analyze them.
Discuss the complex relationship between terrorist organizations and the raising of, transfer of, and use of funds. Use examples.
Explain three or more historical perspectives of terrorism. Terrorism has sometimes been interpreted as a way of fighting between those in power and those seeking power. How have ideas and perspectives on terrorism changed over time? What is the importance of symbolism to the terrorists, whose motivation is often political, social, or religious in nature? Provide examples to support your explanations.
For each essay, cite the sources used and include the search method you utilized to locate the information in the electronic libraries/databases. Record the methods you used to discover these sources. For example, which electronic libraries/databases did you search? Discuss the quality of the search results. What combinations of search terms did you use? Which methods resulted in the most hits? Which methods resulted in few or no hits? Explain the strategies used to refine the search.
In addition to fulfilling the specifics of the assignment, successful essays must also meet the following criteria:
Length of each essay should be at least 1-2 pages, excluding cover page and references.
Viewpoint and purpose should be clearly established and sustained.
Assignment should follow the conventions of Standard American English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.).
Writing should be well ordered, logical and unified, as well as original and insightful.
Your work should display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics.
Appropriate citation style should be followed.

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