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Courses in Persian

Per 101, 102, 103 First-year Persian (4,4,4)
Introduction to spoken and written Persian. Grammar, reading, and simple conversation.

Per 199 Special Studies (Credit to be arranged.)

Per 201, 202, 203 Second-year Persian (4,4,4)
Intensive review of basic materials introduced in first year Persian program and further development of communication skills. Prerequisite: Per 103.

Per 299 Special Studies (Credit to be arranged.)

Per 301, 302 Third-year Persian (4,4)
Focus on acquisition of vocabulary, practical application. Intensive practice in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Prerequisite PER 203.

[Not taught every year.]

Per 341, Introduction to Persian Literature (4)
Studies selected texts from classical and modern Persian poetry and prose with emphasis on epic, lyric, and mystic traditions placed in historical contexts. Covers the most important genres such as the Ghasideh, the Ghazal, the Ruba'i, and the Masnavi, while exploring their Rhyme and Meter. Numerous Persian poets of different poetic eras will be introduced and their biography will be studied. Taught in Persian. 

Per 330U, Persian Culture and Civilization
A multimedia survey of major aspects of 2500 years of Persian civilization. It aims to reflect Persian culture and identity from the glories of Iran's past to the contemporary scenes of Iran’s rural life. At the end of this course you will have a general idea about Iran’s traditions, art, music, cinema, architecture, history, handicrafts, literature, cities, sports, and cuisine. Conducted in English.

Per 401 Research (Credit to be arranged.)

Per 404 Cooperative Education/Internship (Credit to be arranged.)

Per 410 Selected Topics (Credit to be arranged.)