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Courses - Fall 2017
PERS
Persian Department Site
PERS101
Elementary Persian I
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Restriction: Must not be native/fluent speaker of Persian.
Introduction to the alphabet, pronunciation patterns, greetings, basic structures, and other fundamentals, with emphasis on oral and aural skills.
PERS211
Intermediate Conversation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PERS102; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Recommended: Concurrent enrollment in PERS201.
Development of aural and oral skills in Persian. Various genres and registers of speech. Special focus on contemporary daily life, with use of up-to-date media sources.
PERS251
Modern Iran
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH, D
GenEd: DSHS
General sociopolitical introduction to modern Iran from establishment of the Qajar dynasty in the late 18th century to the present day. Taught in English.
Also offered as HIST219X. Credit granted for PERS251 or HIST219X.
PERS283
Iranian Cinema
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
Introduction to Iranian cinema, society, and culture. Taught in English
Also offered as FILM298B. Credit granted for PERS283 or FILM283.
PERS301
Advanced Persian I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PERS202; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department.
Restriction: Must not be native/fluent speaker of Persian.
Development of speaking, reading, writing, listening and cultural knowledge through wide variety of activities, especially reading.
PERS311
Persian Media
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PERS301; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department.
Examines issues, values, institutions of the contemporary Persian and Persianete world, primarily through analysis and discussion of current events as reported in the written and audiovisual press. Focus will be on increasing content knowledge as well as linguistic competency in Persian. Taught in Persian.
PERS371
Introduction to Persian Literature in Translation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: D
GenEd: DSHU
Introduction to classical and modern canons of Persian literature in historical, esthetic, and social context. Taught in English.
PERS398Q
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Persian Studies; Social Issues in Contemporary Iran
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Permission required. Taught in Persian.
PERS398R
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Persian Studies; Persian for Professional Purposes
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Taught in Persian.
PERS399
(Perm Req)
Directed Study in Persian
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
PERS399C
Directed Study in Persian; Living/Learning in Persian House
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Taught in Persian.
PERS399D
(Perm Req)
Directed Study in Persian; Capstone Research Project
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Permission required. Taught in Persian.
PERS498
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Persian Studies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
PERS498I
Special Topics in Persian Studies; Lyrics of Mystical Love, East and West
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
PERS498J
Special Topics in Persian Studies; Masterpieces of Persian Literature 2
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Taught in Persian.
PERS689
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Persian Studies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for permission to register.
Contact department for information to register for this course.