9/11 And After: The World We've Inherited and The Quest to Make A Difference


This course critically examines the 9/11 attacks and its impact on American politics and culture. It surveys the events, people, and ideologies which led to the 9/11 attacks and its immediate aftermath; examines the US war in Afghanistan, treatment of detainees, surveillance of American Muslim communities, and rise of a national security apparatus in the US; assesses the rise of anti-immigrant, Islamophobic, anti-Semitic and extreme nationalist US domestic terror groups since 9/11; and enables students to interact with local Afghan refugees and encounter global difference. Open only to Focus students.

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Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • EI
  • CZ
Typically Offered
Fall Only