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Courses - Fall 2018
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
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
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.
PERS298E
Special Topics in Persian Studies; Visual Cultures of Islam
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as AAST298B, ARTH389L, HIST219E, and RELS219E. Credit only granted for HIST219E, AAST298B, ARTH389L, PERS298E, or RELS219E.

Visual Cultures of Islam is part of the Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum (digitalislam.umich.edu). This course is taught by renowned University of Michigan instructor, Christiane Gruber, an expert in the field of Islamic Art, and digitally shared with the University of Maryland. In this course, Professor Gruber explores definitions of "Islamic" art and investigates various visual cultures of Islam around the world from the 7th to the 20th century. The course meets twice a week in real time using video conferencing technology and students are able to enroll directly at Maryland for course credit.
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
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.
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
(Perm Req)
Directed Study in Persian; Living/Learning in Persian House
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Permission of departmetn. 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.
PERS498M
Special Topics in Persian Studies; Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in the Islamic World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as PERS689M. Credit only granted for PERS498M or PERS689M.
PERS498N
Special Topics in Persian Studies; Masterpieces of Persian Literature Part 1
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
PERS498Q
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Persian Studies; Persian Literature in Society
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Permission of Department.
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.
PERS689M
Special Topics in Persian Studies; Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in the Islamic World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Also offered as PERS498M. Credit only granted for PERS498M or PERS689M.