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Courses - Fall 2019
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.
PERS283
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
Cross-listed with: FILM298B.
Credit only granted for: PERS283 or FILM298B.
Introduction to Iranian cinema, society, and culture. Taught in English.
Cross-listed with FILM298B. Credit granted for PERS283, FILM283, or FILM298B.
PERS299
Directed Study in Persian Language
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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.
PERS398G
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Persian Studies; Readings in Contemporary Iranian History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Blending content and advanced language acquisition, the course examines a range of issues related to the contemporary history of Iran, particularly leading to and after the Islamic Revolution.The primary focus is on developing Superior proficiency in the language and culture. 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.

Blending content and advanced language acquisition, the course examines a range of issues of social significance in today's Iran from multiple perspectives. The primary focus is on developing Superior proficiency in the language and culture.
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.
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
Cross-listed with HIST429L and RELS419X. Credit only granted for HIST429L, PERS498L, or RELS419X.
PERS498N
Special Topics in Persian Studies; Masterpieces of Persian Literature Part 1
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This course is designed to represent a holistic point of view of the vast world of Persian Literature Throughout the different literary genre. We will be focused on both Verse and Prose from the classical text starting from the 11th century and will proceed by a multitude of samples in Persian literature. Taught in Persian.