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Iranian Culture and Society. This course examines Iranian culture and society from the following perspectives: (1) Iran's 2,500 year history; (2) the essential elements of Persian culture; (3) Iran's different ethnic and religious groups; (4) the role of culture in creating and unifying a nation; (5) the role of Shiism in forging an Iranian identity; (6) the impact of the Iranian revolution on society; (7) women in Iran; (8) the impact of information technology on Iranian society; (9) society's views of the West and the United States; and (10) the future course of Iranian society.