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Courses - Spring 2019
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. Credit granted for PERS398B, HIST328C, JWST319I, or TDPS358B.

From traditional to modern forms of art and entertainment, from popular and youth culture to the official, and from the underground art scene to online social media, this cultural history course sheds light on the formation and transformations of the urban public culture in modern Iran.
PERS398N
Special Topics in Persian Studies; Literary Revolutions: Novels and 'New Poetry' in Modern Iran
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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.
PERS498A
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Persian Studies; Advanced Literacy 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.
PERS498O
Special Topics in Persian Studies; Person Literature in Modern Iran
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
PERS498W
Special Topics in Persian Studies; The Islamicate World 2.0: Studying Islamic Cultures through Computational Textual Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
PERS689D
Special Topics in Persian Studies; The Islamicate World 2.0: Studying Islamic Cultures through Computational Textual Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud