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Kamran Scot Aghaie, Chair CAL 528 | 204 W 21st St F9400 | Austin, TX 78712-1029 • 512-471-3881

Fall 2006

MES 381 • Islamic Rev of Iran, 1978-1990

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
42970 T
5:00 PM-8:00 PM
PAR 214

Course Description

This course will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the Islamic Revolution that took place in Iran in 1978-79. In order to provide an appropriate historical context for the study of the revolution students will be exposed to a broad survey of Shi'ism and Modern Iranian History. Students will learn the many theories regarding why the revolution happened, what factors contributed to its development, and how Iranian society, culture, politics, and religious beliefs and practices were affected by the revolution. In addition to weekly reading assignments, students will discuss these texts and present their research in class. In addition to class participation, students will write a graduate level research paper, as well as a short proposal for this paper.

Grading Policy

Class participation 30% Short paper (due week ten) 20% Research paper (due at end of semester) 50%


A course packet containing selected articles and texts will be assigned.


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