Geographies of Terrorism and Drugs

3 credits


College of Arts and Science

(cross-leveled with GEOG 7400). The course examines the parallel and independent geographies of terrorism and drugs. Their common features include dangerous cultural landscapes that cannot sustain other forms of land use. They are typically marginal, remote, and beyond the reach of authorities. Crackdowns on terrorists and drug producers in one locale usually fails to eradicate the problems as they emerge elsewhere. The wars on terrorism and drugs often stimulate greater enrollments and production. Where poverty and alienation are common, both livelihoods offer social accommodation and ready entry into the cash economy. Alternative means of combating terrorism and drug production are explored. Grading on A-F basis only. Recommended: GEOG 1100 and GEOG 1200.