Iranian Society Today: Internal Conflicts and Social Movements

PERSIAN 3350: Iranian Society Today: Internal Conflicts and Social Movements

This course is a journey through political, social, and intellectual history of Iran. GE Diversity: Global Studies & GE Diversity: Global Studies course.

The course will discuss intellectual interpretations of post-1979-revolution Iranian society, globalization, and media politics in contemporary Iran. The course will also explore the recent issues, such as the opposing processes of religionization and secularization, the hybrid religious-political power structure, and the importance of religious intellectuals. Finally, we will examine social movements in the Islamic Republic of Iran such as the Reformists (1997-2005), Green Movement (2009-2011), and Iranian women’s movements. The course is intended to be flexible to student research and interests in specific topics related to Iran.
Credit Hours
3