Fall 2021

Inside Iran

Listed in: Asian Languages and Civilizations, as ASLC-359  |  History, as HIST-392

Formerly listed as: ASLC-59  |  HIST-80

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Monica M. Ringer (Section 01)


(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.

If Overenrolled: Preference given to students who have already taken a modern Middle East survey course.


Transnational or World Cultures Taught in English


2022-23: Offered in Fall 2022
Other years: Offered in Spring 2011, Fall 2013, Fall 2015, Fall 2017, Spring 2020, Fall 2021, Fall 2022