Minor in Persian Studies
The Minor in Persian Studies is a multidisciplinary program for students seeking greater knowledge and understanding of Persian speaking nations of Afghanistan, Iran, Tajikistan, and the Greater Iran, by studying their histories, cultures, religions, languages, literatures, arts, and various other related topics from ancient to contemporary times.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Language: Students learn the history of language development and the basic standard forms of writing and reading in the target language.
- Literature: Students learn the history of literature development and read samples of related genres in English translations.
- Culture and Civilization: Students learn the history and cultural changes of the past four thousand years and the historical contributions of Iranians to western civilization.
- Cinema and Media: Students learn the history of cinema and media in Afghanistan and Iran, and cultural representations of people in film. Films produced by various ethnic groups are previewed and discussed.
- Religion: Students learn about the religions which formed in the historical greater Iranian territories and in the Persian empires, as well as those traditions that were produced outside but later became the dominating practices.
Persian Studies, Minor — 15-19 units
The Persian Studies minor consists of 6-10 units of lower- and upper-division core courses, and 5-9 units of elective courses. The program may waive the core language requirement (PRSN 101 if the student demonstrates appropriate competency through advising, by taking the placement test, or by having taken the equivalent coursework elsewhere. Students must pass a minimum of 15 units to successfully complete the minor.
All course work used to satisfy the requirements of the minor must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
Core Courses (6 – 10 units)
|PRSN 101||First Semester Persian||4|
|PRSN 260||History and Cultures of Iran||3|
|PRSN/RELS/PHIL 503||Religions in Iran||3|
Elective Courses (5 – 9 units)
|PRSN 100||Persian Language Immersion||3|
|PRSN 102||Second Semester Persian||4|
|PRSN 103||Third Semester Persian||4|
|PRSN 104||Fourth Semester Persian||4|
|PRSN 206||Basic Persian Conversation||3|
|PRSN 250||Intermediate Persian||3|
|PRSN 290||Persian Literatures in Translation||3|
|PRSN/CINE 320||Iranian Cinema||3|
|PRSN 350||Advanced Persian||3|
|PRSN 411/I R 415||Iranian Media in English||3|
|PRSN 500||Introduction to Persian Literature||3|
|PRSN 530||Topics in Persian Studies in English||3|
|PRSN 699||Independent Study||1-3|
PRSN 101 may be waived if the student demonstrates appropriate competency through advising, by taking the placement test, or by having taken the equivalent coursework elsewhere.