History and Art History

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

HIST 460: Modern Iran

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Section Information from the Schedule of Classes for Fall 2011

HIST 460-001:
Modern Iran  —  Shaul Bakhash

12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR —  East Building 122

In this course we will examine the history of modern Iran in the context of a number of broad themes: the institutional structure of the state; the role of the great powers and the Iranian response to the economic, military, technological and ideological challenge posed by the West; the interaction of religion (and other ideologies) and politics; economic development and its influence on politics and society; the Islamic Revolution and its impact on state, society and political ideas; and ways in which historians have sought to understand and interpret modern Iranian history. After a brief examination of the 19th century background, the course will focus principally on Iran since World War I.

Satisfies the general education requirement in global understanding.

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

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..

Prerequisites:

45 credits or permission of instructor.

Notes:

Fulfills the college requirement in non-Western culture.

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