Terrorism class as a business major?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by italiansupernova, Mar 14, 2005.

  1. italiansupernova

    italiansupernova New Member

    I have the opportunity to take an "Understanding Terrorism" class as a free elective as a business major. My question is:

    Does it/would it make sense? ESPECIALLY, when applying to graduate schools?
  2. Rob L

    Rob L New Member


    As a free elective within a business major, I think that "Understanding Terroism" is a good class to take. If you ever get a job where you travel to different countries, it is important to understand the host countries and potential terroistic threats. Even if you don't travel outside of the United States, I think that understanding the motives behind terroism is valuable to an overall education. If the class teaches basic "anti-terroism" techniques too, then this class will help you in life as well.

    Hope this helps!

  3. Jack Tracey

    Jack Tracey New Member

    Hi Nova, how's stuff?
    By the term "free elective" you mean "at no cost to you?"
    If that's the only reason you'd take the course then I'd say make another choice.
  4. italiansupernova

    italiansupernova New Member


    Thanks a lot. Yeah, that does help. I asked my step-father who has been in the sales/business management filed for many years and he said it'd make sense to take the class so that I could understand the ramifications of terrorism on business i.e. the impact on the airlines and hospitality/tourism industries after 9/11.

    Hey Jack! Stuff's goin' pretty good right now. I'm graduating with my associate's degree this semester and getting married in the fall & I may be moving about 2,000 miles as away and all of this is happening with 4 months! Anyway, what I meant by "free elective" is the option of taking classes that aren't "required" by the degree program. I've been given the option of taking classes that interest me rather than taking what is "required" of me. For example, I selected "White Collar Crime" as a free elective because I felt it would be both an interesting and applicable class to take.
  5. Jack Tracey

    Jack Tracey New Member

    OK, great! Then I say take what interests you and enjoy the easy reading for a change. Good luck,
  6. edowave

    edowave Active Member

    If it is something you are interested in, sure.

    As for admisision to graduate school, elective courses are usually not even considered.
  7. uncle janko

    uncle janko member

    The course title seems wildly appropriate...
  8. decimon

    decimon Well-Known Member

    Hey, ya gotta follow the money to get anywhere.

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