Persian (PERS)

PERS Class Schedule

Courses

PERS 201   Elementary Persian I   credit: 5 Hours.

Introduction to Persian, including conversation with a native speaker under the direction of a linguist-instructor, and a minimum of formal grammar and writing.

PERS 202   Elementary Persian II   credit: 5 Hours.

Continuation of PERS 201, with introduction of more advanced grammar and with emphasis on more fluency in speaking and reading. Prerequisite: PERS 201 or equivalent.

PERS 403   Intermediate Persian I   credit: 4 Hours.

General review of the essentials of grammar, selected reading of materials emphasizing Iranian life and culture, compositions, and practice in speech. 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: PERS 202.

PERS 404   Intermediate Persian II   credit: 4 Hours.

General review of the essentials of grammar, selected reading of materials emphasizing Iranian life and culture, compositions, and practice in speech. 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: PERS 403.

PERS 453   Advanced Persian I   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Students will develop the ability to read and understand paragraph level text, expand on their oral skills, continue to refine Persian writing skills and expand knowledge on Persian-speaking cultures. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: PERS 403 and PERS 404; or consent of Persian Studies Program Director (determined after placement test taken by student).

PERS 454   Advanced Persian II   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Continuation of PERS 453. Students will become independent users of the language by studying more complex structures and contexts such as stories, news reports and movies. Students will also learn details of Persian grammar and apply them in written tasks. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: PERS 453; or consent of Persian Studies Program Director (determined after placement test taken by student).