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Courses - Spring 2018
PERS
Persian Department Site
PERS102
Elementary Persian II
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PERS101; or must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Restriction: Must not be native/fluent speaker of Persian.
Continuation of PERS101 with emphasis on the use of formal language, vocabulary building, and reading.
PERS212
Intermediate Reading in Persian
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PERS211 and PERS201; or permission of instructor.
Corequisite: PERS202; or permission of instructor.
Focus on linguistic skill specific to reading; introduction to written traditions of Persian.
PERS252
Gender and Body in Iran
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
Credit only granted for: PERS298A, WMST298J, or PERS252.
Formerly: PERS298A.
Multidisciplinary approach to key topics concerning gender and body in Iran, to include insights from religion, history, sociology, anthropology, disability studies, travel literature, arts, and fashion. Taught in English.
PERS302
Advanced Persian II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PERS301; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Must not be native/fluent speaker of Persian.
Further development of speaking, reading, writing, listening and cultural knowledge, with special focus on reading, in a variety of literary genres.
PERS312
Contemporary Iranian Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PERS301; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Must not be native/fluent speaker of Persian.
Study of the culture of contemporary Iran (post-evolution) with focus o the contemporary social, political, literary and artistic life in Iran. Taught in Persian.
PERS386
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department.
Pre-professional experience in research, analysis and writing in a work setting. Project proposal approved by faculty and internship sponsor.
PERS398B
Special Topics in Persian Studies; Arts, Leisure, and Entertainment: Urban Life in Modern Iran
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as HIST328C and TDPS358B. Credit granted for PERS398B, HIST328C, or TDPS358B.

Interdisciplinary historical exploration of the formation and transformations of urban public culture in modern Iran. Taught in English.
PERS398L
Special Topics in Persian Studies; Sex, Love, and Desire in Persian Poetry
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Taught in English.
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.
PERS399F
(Perm Req)
Directed Study in Persian
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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.
PERS498A
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Persian Studies; Advanced Literary Skills in Persian
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Taught in Persian.
PERS498D
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Persian Studies; Political, Economic, and Social Thought in Today's Iran
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Taught in Persian.
PERS498E
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Persian Studies; Translation of Contemporary Persian Texts
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
PERS498G
Special Topics in Persian Studies; Masterpieces of Persian Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Taught in Persian.
PERS498J
Special Topics in Persian Studies; Masterpieces of Persian Literature 2
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
PERS498L
Special Topics in Persian Studies; History of Iran in the Islamic Period (7th Century to the Present)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as HIST429L and RELS419X. Credit granted for PERS498L, HIST429L, or RELS419X. An overview of the salient features of the cultural and social history of Iran over the past millennium and a half.
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.