Join our courses to become part of a global community, gain a deeper understanding of the Persians' history, recognize their role in today's world, and help the globe to improve.
From Constitutional Revolution to Islamic Revolution
This course studies significant changes that occurred in Iran from Constitutional Revolution and lasted for half a century until the Revolution of 1979 and the Islamization of the County. Join us and learn how a country may experience significant changes in less than a century.
The nineteenth century in Iran is one of the most challenging periods in the history of the county. Perhaps it was the first time Iranians started questioning the monarchy, the government, and social justice. However, significant cultural changes began in Iran during the Qajar dynasty (1789-1925). This course concentrates on the Qajar dynasty and Europe's influence on Iran from the nineteenth century onwards. It profoundly studies the role of poetry in Iranians' awareness, criticizing the Shah and the justice system.
The goal of this course is to enable students to understand a segment of Iran's modern history while learning about poetry's role in Iranians' political lives. The course is based on lectures, and the class meets four times (8 hours) with the instructor.
Middle Eastern Civilizations: Past and Present
The course focuses on ancient civilizations founded in Mesopotamian, their rise, history, religion, culture, life, and decline. The students will analyze the earliest civilizations globally and how their contributions, such as irrigation, social class, and organized religion, influenced our modern world. The course familiarizes students with religious practices and their effect on social order. They will understand the roots of several spiritual practices in the ancient world; the culture of the Mesopotamians and its use in their daily lives is an eye-opening practice that connects the ancient civilizations to our modern times. The course is based on the lecture. Students will meet four times (8 hours) with their instructor and discuss the course materials.