Fall 2021 Inside Iran
Asian Languages and Civilizations, as ASLC-359 | History, as HIST-392
Formerly listed as: ASLC-59 | HIST-80
Course (Login required) Faculty Monica M. Ringer (Section 01) Description
(Offered as HIST 392 [ME/TC/TE] and ALSC 359) This course explores contemporary Iran from a historical and interdisciplinary perspective. The course provides an overall understanding of the modern history of Iran, with a focus on the way Iranian history has been variously constructed and deployed. We will utilize a wide variety of primary sources, including literature, film, political treatises, Shiite theological writing, foreign travel accounts, and U.S. state department documents, in addition to secondary sources. Course conducted as a seminar. Seminar paper optional. 2 class meetings/week.
Limited to 18 students. Fall semester. Professor Ringer.
Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Close analysis of historical evidence, which may include written documents, images, music, films, or statistics from the historical period under study. Exploration of scholarly, methodological, and theoretical debates about historical topics. Extensive reading, varying forms of written work, and intensive in-class discussions. Students with documented disabilities who will require accommodations in this course should be in consultation with Accessibility Services and reach out to the faculty member as soon as possible to ensure that accommodations can be made in a timely manner.
If Overenrolled: Preference given to students who have already taken a modern Middle East survey course. Keywords
Transnational or World Cultures Taught in English
Course times and locations HIST 392 - L/D Section 01 M 08:30 AM - 09:50 AM CHAP 119 W 08:30 AM - 09:50 AM CHAP 119 Textbooks
Below are the textbooks used in this course, along with pricing information and availability at local bookstores. The price range shown is based upon queries to multiple online booksellers; click on the the price field to see detailed pricing information.
This is preliminary information about books for this course. Please contact your instructor or the Academic Coordinator for the department, before attempting to purchase these books.
ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
The Persians Yale University Press, c2009. Katouzian, Homa ebook at Frost TBD
Young and Defiant in Tehran Philadelphia, Pa. : University of Pennsylvania Press ; Bristol : University Presses Marketing [distributor], 2008. Khosravi, Shahram ebook at Frost TBD
9780521687171 The Politics of Nationalism in Modern Iran (Cambridge Middle East Studies) Cambridge University Press Ansari, Ali M. Amherst Books From $20.17-$41.74
These books are available locally at
Amherst Books. If Overenrolled
Preference given to students who have already taken a modern Middle East survey course.
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