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MO3385   'Modern Iran from 1834-1941: Enlightenment, Nationalism & Revolution'

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: See

This module looks at developments in Iranian history from the 19th century to the present with particular reference to the impact of the West. The module will assess the various attempts at reform and the consequences of revolution in a country which is proving to be a major regional and international actor in the 21st century. The module will look at the way in which imperial decline has been managed with a view to reversing an restoring Iran's fortunes as a Great Power. Particular attention will be given to political development, the growth of the modern state and the emergence of nationalism and political Islam.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass at least 60 credits from {MO1007, MO1008, MO2008, HI2001, MH2002}

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take MO3327

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 2-hour seminar, plus 1 office hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 22

Guided independent study hours: 278

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 20%
Coursework: 80%

Re-assessment: 4,000 - to 5,000-word essay = 100%


Module teaching staff: Professor Ali Ansari