Near Eastern Languages & Cultures | Khomeini: Roots of Revolution
N350 | 3139 | Walbridge
Course Meets: 2:30 - 3:45 MW WH 104
Khomeini was the key figure in the Islamic Revolution, the most important event in recent Iranian history.
The implications of this revolution are still being felt throughout the Islamic world. This course will study
the Islamic Revolution and its background using the Imam Khomeini as an organizing figure. The course
will also cover various aspects of the background of the Iranian Revolution, Shiism as a political force, the
impact of the West on Iran, secularization, the Shiite clergy as a class, and the conflict between Iranian and
Islamic identity. The course will also deal with developments since the Revolution, including the hostage
crisis, the Islamization of Iranian society, the Iran-Iraq war, the Gulf War, and the export of Islamic
revolution. Readings will be in English
Satisfies COAS SHHS and CSA (list A) requirements
Intensive Writing Course. Requires registration in COAS W333.