Postgraduate Module Descriptor


ARAM211: The Revolution of 1978/79, the Islamic Republic and the Politics of Contemporary Iran

This module descriptor refers to the 2015/6 academic year.

Module Aims

The module aims to give an overview of the prime events, personalities and political forces involved in this period of recent history, to give the students a confident grasp of the main essentials, and to develop their abilities to research, analyse and discuss the political and historical questions involved.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here - you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. understand key issues in revolutionary and contemporary Iran
2. explain confidently the significance of personalities and events within the range of the module
Discipline-Specific Skills3. find, use and analyze secondary and primary data relevant to specific issue areas
4. place issues discussed in a wider context and deploy critical arguments.
Personal and Key Skills5. apply critical and analytical skills through readings, class discussions and presentations,
6. enhance their ability to undertake historical and political analysis.