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UNC Class Deals With Complexities Of Terrorism

Posted January 16, 2002 7:55 a.m. EST

— Since the events of Sept. 11, the threat of terrorism has become part of our daily lives.

The images of that September day are the basis for a new class at UNC-Chapel Hill about terrorism and its impact on America.

University officials said the class came about because of student interest.

"This was groundbreaking for us. This was a watershed point, and it's something we can learn from. And obviously, we'll have to protect ourselves for years to come," said UNC student Max Schafer.

The class is not limited to UNC students. Anyone who is interested in learning more about terrorism and its origins can audit the class this semester. One woman who is doing that said that at a time when terrorism is real, she wants to be a more informed mother and grandmother.