12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR
East Building 122
Section Information for Fall 2011In 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.