HIST 310
Iraq and Iran in the Twentieth Century Spring 2017
Division II Exploring Diversity Initiative
Cross-listed HIST 310 / ARAB 310
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Despite being neighbors, the historical experience of Iran and Iraq has been drastically different. In this course we will begin by exploring the creation of Iraq in 1921 and the Pahlavi government in Iran. We will evaluate the revolutions of 1958 and 1978-9 and compare the lives and careers of Saddam Hussein and Ayatollah Khomeini. The tragic Iran-Iraq war of 1980-88 will also be discussed. Finally, the political future of these countries will be assessed.
The Class: Format: lecture/discussion
Limit: 25
Expected: 20
Class#: 3514
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on class participation, short essays, and a final paper
Prerequisites: none; open to first-year students with instructors permission
Distributions: Division II Exploring Diversity Initiative
Notes: meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under ARAB
This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
HIST 310 Division II ARAB 310 Division II
Attributes: ARAB Arabic Studies Electives
GBST Middle Eastern Studies Electives
HIST Group E Electives - Middle East

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