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Anthropology - The History, Politics, Art, and Literature of Iran, Part 2

by Negeen Farsio | Humanities

7 Lessons 48:11
  1. 1. Introduction 1:08
  2. 2. Pre Islamic Architecture 7:25
  3. 3. Islamic Architecture 4:48
  4. 4. Visual Arts 14:36
  5. 5. Films 5:16
  6. 6. Literature 10:35
  7. 7. Review 4:23




Looking at the world through an anthropological lens can open doors of exploration for you. In anthropology, we always want to ask questions, especially "Why?" "How?" and "What does it mean?" in order to analyze and understand a group of people, a culture, a society, and so on. In this course, we will be looking at the art and literature of Iran through an anthropological lens to view the sociocultural aspects of the Iranian people.


  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • History
  • Literature
  • Politics


Hello, and welcome! My name is Negeen, and I can’t wait to be your instructor! I’m Iranian-American and originally from Montana, but moved to Dubai in high school. I received my BA degree in anthropology from UC Berkeley, then started medical school in Cyprus. I transferred back to the States where I am completing my medical studies as an aspiring psychiatrist. As you can see, I have been privileged to travel a lot, and my journeys have shaped my interests. The English language and English literature have always been passions of mine. Throughout my academic career, I have gained a lot of experience as an English and ESL tutor for students of all ages. I believe students learn most effectively when they realize they can utilize the skills they are taught in their own lives, which usually comes from an enjoyable and creative learning experience. It is my goal to provide that for you!

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