NEAREAST 490 - Topics in Near Eastern Studies
Section: 001 History of Iran in the Islamic Period
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Near East Studies (NEAREAST)
Department: LSA Near Eastern Studies
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

“History of Iran in the Islamic Period” is taught from the University of Maryland by renowned professor, Ahmet Karamustafa—an expert in the social and intellectual history of Sufism in particular and Islamic piety in general in the medieval and early modern periods—and shared virtually with the University of Michigan.

This course is a survey of Iranian history from the Arab Muslim conquests of the seventh century to the 1979 revolution. Topics covered range from Iran before Islam to the Sunni-Shi’i divide and the Shi’i Imams. This course also examines Iran in the early Islamic centuries, the Isma’ilis, Sufism and Iranian Shi’ism and the course finishes with a focus on the emergence of the Babi and Baha’i faiths, the Pahlavi period (1921-67), and the 1979 Revolution.

The course meets once a week in real-time using dynamic video-conferencing technology. In order to enhance the distance learning experience, remote students will study with a local adjunct professor. Additionally, Prof. Karamustafa will visit the U-M campus at least once during the semester.

NEAREAST 490 - Topics in Near Eastern Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
28447
Open
9
 
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Tu 3:30PM - 6:00PM
Note: This course is part of the Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum. Students will video conference into a class at the University of Maryland. Please note that this course runs from January 24, 2018 through May 12, 2018.
002 (SEM)
P
32087
Open
16
 
-
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
004 (SEM)
P
32095
Open
24
 
-
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
005 (SEM)
P
32669
Open
30
 
-
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
006 (SEM)
P
32670
Open
10
 
-
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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