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Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017

Persian Studies

School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

This 15-credit minor will provide students with a background in linguistic, literary, and cultural aspects of the study of Persian, including the cultures of Iran, Afghanistan, Persian-speaking Central Asia, and the Persian diaspora. Students will work toward linguistic competence in speaking, reading, writing, and listening. Additionally, students will be introduced to Iranian culture in its diverse perspectives, practices, and products. The Minor in Persian Studies complements a range of professions, which include careers in education, engineering, government, journalism, the arts, business, and communication.

  • A minimum of 9 credits must be earned through courses taught in Persian.
  • Up to 6 may be earned from PERS courses taught in English.
  • A minimum of 9 credits must be at the upper level.
  • All courses presented for the minor must be passed with a grade of "C-" or better.
  • An overall GPA of 2.0 in the minor is required for graduation.
  • A maximum of 6 credits may be applied to the minor from courses taken at other institutions.

No courses applied to the minor may count toward another minor. All students planning to pursue the Minor in Persian Studies should contact the undergraduate advisor for Persian, who will be responsible for oversight and record keeping.

Prerequisites (14 credits):
PERS101 Elementary Persian I (4 credits)
PERS102 Elementary Persian II (4 credits)
PERS201 Intermediate Persian I
PERS211 Intermediate Conversation

There are no prerequisites for students with equivalent knowledge.

Course requirements:
A. Courses taught in Persian (at least 9 credits)

B. Persian Studies Courses Taught in English (up to 6 credits; no prerequisites)

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