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MO3581   From World War 2 to Thermidor: Iran in the Short 20th Century

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: See

This course will provide a compact survey of the ‘short’ Iranian 20th century, which will encompass the key political developments from the Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran in 1941 to the present day. Several themes will be approached in detail; the impact of Great power involvement in Iranian politics, the rise of resource-based nationalist sentiment within the Iranian elite, as well as the hallmarks of the rule of Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, prior to focusing on the Revolution of 1979 and its aftermath.

Relationship to other modules

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

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 : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: Coursework = 100%


Module coordinator: Dr S Randjbar-Daemi
Module teaching staff: Dr S Randjbar-Daemi