Minor in Middle East Studies - Modern History of Iran HIST 3512   Modern History of Iran
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course will examine Iran from the 19th to the 21st centuries. It will begin with an examination of the Qajar dynasty and its responses to the imperial ambitions of Russia and England in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In terms of Iranian domestic politics, we will look at the Constitutional Revolution of 1906, the rise and establishment of the Pahlavi regime, and the course of Iranian politics in an era of burgeoning nationalism as seen in the Mosaddegh period and the subsequent CIA-orchestrated coup d'etat in 1953. Particular focus will be placed on Reza Shah's monarchy, and the implications of the Revolution in 1979, not only in Iran, but throughout Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the Gulf Region. This course will continue with the impact of the Islamic Republic of Iran in terms of the Iranian culture, religion and politics.
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Discussion

EXCLUSIONS: First-year students.