The Iranian Constitutional Revolution, 1905-1909 | Winter 2003
I. Course Description
This course e examines the making of the Iranian Constitutional Revolution (1906-1911), particularly the transformation of public and private spheres and their corresponding modes of collective and personal self-presentation. It also explores revolutionary legacies, and the ways in which competing political, religious and ideological forces have attempted to shape the Revolution's memory.
II. Course Requirements

1. Weekly summaries/analyses for a total of 6 one-page papers. These analyses should be made available to other students via the course bulletin board at least 48 hours prior to each class meeting. You can gain access to the Bulletin Board by selecting Student on the side-bar of Course Website at <>.

2. Weekly critiques of your peers' position papers for a total of 6 one-page papers.  Your critiques should be be posted on the course bulletin board at least 12 hours prior to each class meeting.

3. Small groups will lead weekly discussions on assigned readings.  All students are expected to participate actively in class discussions.  Failure to do so will have a detrimental effect on your grade!

4. One short memo-proposal describing your research paper due by 25 January 2005.  This should be accompanied by a concise title and a one-page working bibliography identifying both primary and secondary sources.  Total reliance on electronic materials is strongly discouraged.

5. A final research paper directed toward a professional audience other than the course instructor.  Students are expected to present their papers in a public conference on 29 March 2005.

6. Students registered for this course are also required to participate in at least 4 sessions of university-wide seminars and/or public lectures related to Orientalism and Occidentalism.  A short report of these sessions should be posted on the bulletin board

7.  A writing portfolio consisting of your weekly summaries, critiques, proposal and bibliography, and the final research paper. Due 5 April 2005.

III. Grades

Students will be evaluated by attendance, quality participation in the course, and by the quality of their written works.  Percentages will be assigned on this following basis: 

1. Weekly summaries/analyses and critiques:  20%

2. Group presentations: 25%

3. Proposal and bibliography: 10%

4. Participation in university-wide seminars and public lectures: 10%

5. Research paper and conference presentation: 35%

IV. Required Readings
To see a list of required reading materials for this course please download the corresponding word file.
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