Baha'i Faith in Iran: 20th-Century Iran and Baha'is
Spring 2018 - By far the best class I've taken and best professor I've ever had at UCLA! You do not need any background on the material in order to do well because the Professor presents everything clearly and elaborates in depth. He is one of the kindest, most intelligent Professors I have ever had, and anyone even slightly interested in Iran or the Middle East in general should definitely take this class. I feel like I seriously learned so much just by taking his class, and in addition to actually teaching you important things about the world, it's also fairly easy! All he assigns is one midterm, one final, and one 4-6 page research paper, all of which he prepares you for extremely well and none of which are difficult. Attendance is a part of the grade so you have to attend lectures, but if you do and actually pay attention, studying for the midterm and final is super easy because you are already familiar with the topics and concepts. Bottom line, everyone should take this class, it was amazing and Professor Saeidi is outstanding.