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 130b, 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 155b / NELC 405b, Middle PersianKevin van Bladel

This one-term course covers the grammar of Middle Persian, focusing on royal and private inscriptions and the Zoroastrian priestly book tradition. Permission of instructor is required.
M 1pm-2:15pm

* PERS 156a / NELC 406a, Manichaean Middle Persian & ParthianKevin van Bladel

Introduction to reading Middle Persian and Parthian, two different but closely related ancient Iranian languages, in the distinctive script employed by Manichaean scribes. Includes extensive study of the Manichaean religion through original texts and secondary readings. Permission of instructor required.
MW 1pm-2:15pm

* PERS 180a / MMES 179a, Reading Persian TextsFarkhondeh Shayesteh

Students are presented with opportunities to enhance their knowledge of Persian, with primary focus on reading skills. The course involves reading, analyzing, and in-class discussion of assigned materials in the target language. Authentic reading excerpts from history, art, philosophy, and literature, as well as art history materials from medieval to modern times are used. This course is taught in Persian. Prerequisite: L4 and instructor permission.  L5
TTh 11:35am-12:50pm