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Courses - Spring 2024
PERS
Persian Department Site
Open Seats as of
07/23/2024 at 07:30 AM
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.
PERS202
Intermediate Persian II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PERS201; or Must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Restriction: Must not be native/fluent speaker of Persian.
Further development of speaking, writing, listening and cultural knowledge, with special focus on culture.
PERS251
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Cross-listed with: HIST219X.
Credit only granted for: PERS251 or HIST219X.
General sociopolitical introduction to modern Iran from establishment of the Qajar dynasty in the late 18th century to the present day. 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 on the contemporary social, political, literary and artistic life in Iran. Taught in Persian.
PERS385
Theatre and Dance in Iran and Afghanistan
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
Repeatable to 3 credits if content differs.
Cross-listed with: TDPS358A, THET328W.
Credit only granted for: TDPS358A, THET328W, PERS398A, or PERS385.
Formerly: PERS398A.
Students will learn about stories, plays, and movements in Iran and Afghanistan from past to present. Through watching performances, readings, and discussions, we explore the relationship between storytelling, body, space, and power in forming and performing identity and life experiences. Looking at case studies from traditional, popular, and western style dance and theater are an exciting part of the course. Note: This course requires no prior knowledge of Persian culture or dance and theatre studies on the part of the students.
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.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
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
Taught in Persian.
PERS498G
Special Topics in Persian Studies; Masterpieces of Modern Persian Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
The genesis of Iran s first generation of Modern writers was one of the main consequences of Iran s Constitutional Revolution (1905-1907), and the effect of publication of numerous newspapers and journals. Being acquainted with modern literary techniques, modern approaches and attitudes in prose and poetry created a fertile ground for flourishing of the most notable writers and poets with social and political concernsin Iran. The Course will cast a light on some of the most renowned Persian contemporary writers and poets. The assessment of the works, careers andstyles of several writers and poets in modern Persian literature is the main objective of this class. Also, it aims to develop student's abilities to research and present oral and written works effectively andimprove their analytical skills and interactive capacities.
PERS498M
Special Topics in Persian Studies; Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in the Islamic World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with CMLT679D, HIST419C, PERS689M, RELS429B, WGSS498D, and WGSS698D. Credit granted for CMLT679D, HIST419C, PERS498M, PERS689M, RELS429B, WGSS498D, or WGSS698D.
PERS498P
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Persian Studies; Performing Arts of Iran
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Taught in Persian.
PERS689M
Special Topics in Persian Studies; Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in the Islamic World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Cross-listed with CMLT679D, HIST419C, PERS498M, RELS429B, WGSS498D, and WGSS698D. Credit granted for CMLT679D, HIST419C, PERS498M, PERS689M, RELS429B, WGSS498D, or WGSS698D.