Persian (PERS)

PERS 110a, Elementary Persian IFarkhondeh Shayesteh

Introduction to modern Persian, with emphasis on all four language skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking.   L11½ Course cr
MTWThF 10:30am-11:20am

PERS 120b, Elementary Persian IIFarkhondeh Shayesteh

Continuation of PERS 110, with emphasis on all four language skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Prerequisite: PERS 110 or permission of instructor.  L2RP1½ Course cr
MTWThF 10:30am-11:20am

PERS 130a, Intermediate Persian IFarkhondeh Shayesteh

Continuation of PERS 120, with emphasis on expanding vocabulary and understanding more complex grammatical forms and syntax. Prerequisite: PERS 120 or permission of instructor.  L3RP1½ Course cr
MTWThF 11:35am-12:25pm

PERS 140b, Intermediate Persian IIFarkhondeh Shayesteh

Continuation of PERS 130, with emphasis on expanding vocabulary and understanding more complex grammatical forms and  syntax. Prerequisite: PERS 130 or permission of instructor.  L4RP1½ Course cr
MTWThF 11:35am-12:25pm

* PERS 161a / MMES 176a / NELC 170a, Cinema of Iran, Past and PresentFarkhondeh Shayesteh

A thematic survey of Iranian cinema, past and present. Prominent Iranian directors such as Kiarostami, Beyzai, Panahi, Banietemad, and Farhadi are explored through discussion and in-class viewing of clips from assigned films. Students enhance their awareness of Persian culture through Iranian films while advancing their language skills. L4 and instructor permission.  L5
MW 2:30pm-3:45pm