Oct 12

Iran: History, People, Religion, and Politics (6 Week Online Course)

Chris Schaefer

Iranians today grapple with a historic past that varies from glorious Empire to near-subjugation, conflicting political realities, and a hostile outside world. Despite the country’s extensive natural resources Iranians find themselves crushed by international sanctions that push their country toward an uncertain future. Iran’s religious and political leaders cast themselves as heroes determined to champion the oppressed Shi’a masses in a Sunni Muslim world, but in doing so they have managed to earn the animosity of almost every state in the region. Join us for an in-depth look at what makes Iran tick, its colorful and fascinating history, the foreign influences on the country, and why it presents a vexing problem to today’s world leaders.

Online Zoom Meeting.
Zoom meeting link will be emailed 4 hours prior to class.

Six Week Schedule:
Tuesday, October 12 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM | Geopolitics
Tuesday, October 19 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM | Persia
Tuesday, October 26 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM | Europe and Iran
Tuesday, November 2 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM | The US and Iran
Tuesday, November 9 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM | Era of Animosity
Tuesday, November 16 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM | Iran Today

(Note: The instructor will provide a list of recommended books, articles and movies for students interested in learning more about Iranian history and conflicts.)



Class Tuition

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Price is per student. Class tuition is non-refundable.