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POLI 2420 Modern Iran (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This course will analyze the trends and transformations in the political, social, and cultural history of Iran from the late nineteenth century to the present. Particular emphasis will be placed on the following topics: Iran's encounter with the West in the nineteenth century and its impact on the country's economy and society, social and religious movements in the nineteenth century; the causes and consequences of the Constitutional Revolution of 1905-1909, Iran's modernization and political development under the Pahlavis (1925-1979), the causes and consequences of the Iranian Revolution of 1979, and Iran's postrevolutionary experience as an Islamic Republic.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Ali Banuazizi

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: HIST4150


Last Updated: 24-Jun-17