Persian Studies Minor
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.
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- 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 3xx or 4xx 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.
|PERS101||Elementary Persian I||4|
|PERS102||Elementary Persian II||4|
|PERS201||Intermediate Persian I||3|
There are no prerequisites for students with equivalent knowledge.
|Courses Taught in Persian|
|Select at least nine credits: 1||9|
|Intermediate Persian II|
|Advanced Persian I|
|Advanced Persian II|
|Modern Persian Literature: A Survey|
|Persian Studies Courses Taught in English|
|Select up to 6 credits of the following: 2||6|
|Iranian Life in Literature and Film|
|Introduction to Persian Literature in Translation|
All prerequisites imply "or equivalent knowledge."