East Building 122
Section Information for Fall 2014
This course will examine a number of themes in the history of modern Iran: The evolving structure of the state and its institutions; the role of different social groups and classes; state power and opposition to the state; politics as expressed through Islamic and secular ideologies; the role of the great powers and the Iranian response to the Western challenge; and the impact of the Constitutional Revolution of 1906 and the Islamic Revolution of 1979.
Satisfies the general education requirement in global understanding.
Modern Iran, from 1800 to present, in context of several broad themes: institutional structure of state; role of great powers in Iran and Iranian response to economic, military, technological, and ideological challenge posed by West; interaction of religion and other ideologies and politics; economic development and impact on politics and society; and ways historians have sought to understand and interpret modern Iranian history.
Satisfies General Education requirement for global understanding.
Fulfills the college requirement in non-Western culture.