Persian

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PERS  104b , Thematic Survey of Modern Persian Literature .
MW 11.35-12.50 HGS B-09 Fereshteh Kowssar
Hu L5 (0)  
Permission of instructor required
Prerequisite: PERS 140.
 
PERS  110a , Elementary Persian I .
M-F 9.25-10.15 HGS 313 Fereshteh Kowssar
  L1 (0)  
Meets during reading period
An introduction to modern Persian, with emphasis on grammar and syntax as well as writing and reading simple prose. Students are introduced to colloquial Persian and are encouraged to speak the language from the outset.
Credit only on completion of PERS 120b.
 
PERS  110a , Elementary Persian I .
M-F 9.25-10.15 HGS 313 Fereshteh Kowssar
  L1 (0)  
Permission of instructor required
Meets during reading period

An introduction to modern Persian, with emphasis on grammar and syntax as well as writing and reading simple prose. Students are introduced to colloquial Persian and are encouraged to speak the language from the outset. Credit only on completion of PERS 120b.

 
PERS  110a , Elementary Persian I .
M-F 9.25-10.15 HGS 313 Mahshad Mohit
  L1 (61)  
Permission of instructor required
Meets during reading period

An introduction to modern Persian, with emphasis on grammar and syntax as well as writing and reading simple prose. Students are introduced to colloquial Persian and are encouraged to speak the language from the outset.

Credit only on completion of PERS 120.

 
PERS  110a , Elementary Persian I .
M-F 9.25-10.15 HGS 313 Farkhondeh Shayesteh
  L1 (0)  
Meets during reading period

An introduction to modern Persian, with emphasis on grammar and syntax as well as writing and reading simple prose. Students are introduced to colloquial Persian and are encouraged to speak the language from the outset.

Credit only on completion of PERS 120.

 
PERS  110a , Elementary Persian I .
M-F 10.30-11.20 LOM 202 Farkhondeh Shayesteh
  L1 (0)  
Meets during reading period

Introduction to modern Persian, with emphasis on all four language skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. 

Credit only on completion of PERS 120.

 
PERS  110a , Elementary Persian I .
M-F 10.30-11.20 HGS 302 Farkhondeh Shayesteh
  L1 (0)  
Meets during reading period

Introduction to modern Persian, with emphasis on all four language skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. 

Credit only on completion of PERS 120.

 
PERS  110a , Elementary Persian I .
M-F 10.30-11.20 HGS 302 Farkhondeh Shayesteh
  L1 (0)  
Meets during reading period

Introduction to modern Persian, with emphasis on all four language skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. 

Credit only on completion of PERS 120.

 
PERS  110a , Elementary Persian I .
MTWTh 10.30-11.20 HGS 312; F 10.30-11.20 HGS 401 Farkhondeh Shayesteh
  L1 (0)  
Meets during reading period

Introduction to modern Persian, with emphasis on all four language skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. 

Credit only on completion of PERS 120.

 
PERS  110a , Elementary Persian I .
M-F 10.30-11.20 HGS 302 Farkhondeh Shayesteh
  L1 (0)  
Meets during reading period

Introduction to modern Persian, with emphasis on all four language skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. 

Credit only on completion of PERS 120.

 
PERS  120b , Elementary Persian II .
M-F 9.25-10.15 HGS 313 Fereshteh Kowssar
  L2 (32)  
Meets during reading period
Continuation of PERS 110a.
Prerequisite: PERS 110a.
 
PERS  120b , Elementary Persian II .
M-F 9.25-10.15 HGS 313 Fereshteh Kowssar
  L2 (32)  
Meets during reading period

Continuation of PERS 110a.

Prerequisite: PERS 110a.

 
PERS  120b , Elementary Persian II .
M-F 9.25-10.15 HGS 313 Mahshad Mohit
  L2 (32)  
Meets during reading period

Continuation of PERS 110.

Prerequisite: PERS 110.

 
PERS  120b , Elementary Persian II .
M-F 9.25-10.15 HGS 313 Farkhondeh Shayesteh
  L2 (0)  
Meets during reading period

Continuation of PERS 110.

Prerequisite: PERS 110.

 
PERS  120b , Elementary Persian II .
M-F 10.30-11.20 HGS 313 Farkhondeh Shayesteh
  L2 (0)  
Meets during reading period

Continuation of PERS 110, with emphasis on all four language skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Prerequisite: PERS 110 or permission of instructor.

 
PERS  120b , Elementary Persian II .
M-F 10.30-11.20 HGS 313 Farkhondeh Shayesteh
  L2 (0)  
Meets during reading period

Continuation of PERS 110, with emphasis on all four language skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Prerequisite: PERS 110 or permission of instructor.

 
PERS  120b , Elementary Persian II .
M-F 10.30-11.20 HGS 313 Farkhondeh Shayesteh
  L2 (0)  
Meets during reading period

Continuation of PERS 110, with emphasis on all four language skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Prerequisite: PERS 110 or permission of instructor.

 
PERS  120b , Elementary Persian II .
M-F 10.30-11.20 HGS 302 Farkhondeh Shayesteh
  L2 (0)  
Meets during reading period

Continuation of PERS 110, with emphasis on all four language skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Prerequisite: PERS 110 or permission of instructor.

 
PERS  120b , Elementary Persian II .
M-F 10.30-11.20 Farkhondeh Shayesteh
  L2 (0)  
Meets during reading period

Continuation of PERS 110, with emphasis on all four language skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Prerequisite: PERS 110 or permission of instructor.

 
PERS  130a , Intermediate Persian I .
M-F 10.30-11.20 HGS 313 Fereshteh Kowssar
  L3 (0)  
Meets during reading period
Intermediate study of grammar and readings in Persian, emphasizing rules and usage of colloquial Persian.
Prerequisite: PERS 120b.
 
PERS  130a , Intermediate Persian I .
M-F 10.30-11.20 HGS 313 Fereshteh Kowssar
  L3 (0)  
Meets during reading period

Intermediate study of grammar and readings in Persian, emphasizing rules and usage of colloquial Persian.

Prerequisite: PERS 120b.

 
PERS  130a , Intermediate Persian I .
M-F 10.30-11.20 HGS 313 Mahshad Mohit
  L3 (61)  
Meets during reading period

Intermediate study of grammar and readings in Persian, emphasizing rules and usage of colloquial Persian.

Prerequisite: PERS 120.

 
PERS  130a , Intermediate Persian I .
M-F 10.30-11.20 HGS 313 Farkhondeh Shayesteh
  L3 (0)  
Meets during reading period

Intermediate study of grammar and readings in Persian, emphasizing rules and usage of colloquial Persian.

Prerequisite: PERS 120.

 
PERS  130a , Intermediate Persian I .
MW 11.35-12.50 LOM 202; 1 HTBA Farkhondeh Shayesteh
  L3 (0)  
Meets during reading period

Continuation of PERS 120, with emphasis on expanding vocabulary and understanding more complex grammatical forms and syntax.

Prerequisite: PERS 120 or permission of instructor.

 
PERS  130a , Intermediate Persian I .
MW 9.00-10.15 HGS 302; 1 HTBA Farkhondeh Shayesteh
  L3 (0)  
Meets during reading period

Continuation of PERS 120, with emphasis on expanding vocabulary and understanding more complex grammatical forms and syntax.

Prerequisite: PERS 120 or permission of instructor.

 
PERS  130a , Intermediate Persian I .
MW 11.35-12.50 HGS 302; 1 HTBA Farkhondeh Shayesteh
  L3 (0)  
Meets during reading period

Continuation of PERS 120, with emphasis on expanding vocabulary and understanding more complex grammatical forms and syntax.

Prerequisite: PERS 120 or permission of instructor.

 
PERS  130a , Intermediate Persian I .
MWF 11.35-12.50 HGS 313 Farkhondeh Shayesteh
  L3 (0)  
Meets during reading period

Continuation of PERS 120, with emphasis on expanding vocabulary and understanding more complex grammatical forms and syntax.

Prerequisite: PERS 120 or permission of instructor.

 
PERS  130a , Intermediate Persian I .
MW 11.35-12.50 HGS 302 Farkhondeh Shayesteh
  L3 (0)  
Meets during reading period

Continuation of PERS 120, with emphasis on expanding vocabulary and understanding more complex grammatical forms and syntax.

Prerequisite: PERS 120 or permission of instructor.

 
PERS  140b , Intermediate Persian II .
M-F 10.30-11.20 HGS 313 Fereshteh Kowssar
  L4 (0)  
Meets during reading period
Continuation of PERS 130a.
Prerequisite: PERS 130a.
 
PERS  140b , Intermediate Persian II .
M-F 10.30-11.20 HGS 313 Fereshteh Kowssar
  L4 (0)  
Meets during reading period

Continuation of PERS 130a.

Prerequisite: PERS 130a.

 
PERS  140b , Intermediate Persian II .
M-F 10.30-11.20 HGS 313 Mahshad Mohit
  L4 (33)  
Meets during reading period

Continuation of PERS 130.

Prerequisite: PERS 130.

 
PERS  140b , Intermediate Persian II .
M-F 10.30-11.20 HGS 313 Farkhondeh Shayesteh
  L4 (0)  
Meets during reading period

Continuation of PERS 130.

Prerequisite: PERS 130.

 
PERS  140b , Intermediate Persian II .
MW 11.35-12.50 HGS 313; 1 HTBA Farkhondeh Shayesteh
  L4 (0)  
Meets during reading period

Continuation of PERS 130, with emphasis on expanding vocabulary and understanding more complex grammatical forms and  syntax.

Prerequisite: PERS 130 or permission of instructor.

 
PERS  140b , Intermediate Persian II .
MW 9.00-10.15 HGS 313; 1 HTBA Farkhondeh Shayesteh
  L4 (0)  
Meets during reading period

Continuation of PERS 130, with emphasis on expanding vocabulary and understanding more complex grammatical forms and  syntax.

Prerequisite: PERS 130 or permission of instructor.

 
PERS  140b , Intermediate Persian II .
MW 11.35-12.50 HGS 401; 1 HTBA Farkhondeh Shayesteh
  L4 (0)  
Meets during reading period

Continuation of PERS 130, with emphasis on expanding vocabulary and understanding more complex grammatical forms and  syntax.

Prerequisite: PERS 130 or permission of instructor.

 
PERS  140b , Intermediate Persian II .
MW 11.35-12.50 HGS 313; 1 HTBA Farkhondeh Shayesteh
  L4 (0)  
Meets during reading period

Continuation of PERS 130, with emphasis on expanding vocabulary and understanding more complex grammatical forms and  syntax.

Prerequisite: PERS 130 or permission of instructor.

 
PERS  140b , Intermediate Persian II .
MW 11.35-12.50 ; 1 HTBA Farkhondeh Shayesteh
  L4 (0)  
Meets during reading period

Continuation of PERS 130, with emphasis on expanding vocabulary and understanding more complex grammatical forms and  syntax.

Prerequisite: PERS 130 or permission of instructor.

 
PERS  150a , Thematic Survey of Modern Persian Literature .
MW 11.35-12.50 HGS 313 Fereshteh Kowssar
Hu L5 (0)  
Permission of instructor required
Meets during reading period

A survey of modern Persian literature. Themes include the depiction of women, minorities, the West, and Westerners. Discussion of language and society in works by Jalal Al-Ahmad, Sadeq Chubak, Simin Daneshvar, and Sadiq Hedayat.

Prerequisite: PERS 140b or equivalent.

 
PERS  150a , Thematic Survey of Modern Persian Literature .
F 1.30-3.20 HGS 313 Farkhondeh Shayesteh
Hu L5 (0)  
Permission of instructor required
Meets during reading period

A survey of modern Persian literature. Themes include the depiction of women, minorities, the West, and Westerners. Discussion of language and society in works by Jalal Al-Ahmad, Sadeq Chubak, Simin Daneshvar, and Sadiq Hedayat.

Prerequisite: PERS 140 or equivalent.

 
PERS  150b , Thematic Survey of Modern Persian Literature .
MW 2.30-3.45 WLH 012 Farkhondeh Shayesteh
Hu L5 (0)  
Permission of instructor required
Meets during reading period

An advanced course focusing on continuing development of language skills for nonnative speakers. Emphasis on reading and writing through modern Persian literary prose and poetry.

Prerequisite: PERS 140 or permission of the instructor.

 
PERS  150b , Thematic Survey of Modern Persian Literature .
MW 9.00-10.15 WLH 205 Mushegh Asatryan
Hu L5 (0)  
Permission of instructor required
Meets during reading period

An advanced course focusing on continuing development of language skills for nonnative speakers. Emphasis on reading and writing through modern Persian literary prose and poetry.

Prerequisite: PERS 140 or permission of the instructor.

 
PERS  150b , Thematic Survey of Modern Persian Literature .
T 1.30-3.20 HGS 313 Farkhondeh Shayesteh
Hu L5 (0)  
Permission of instructor required
Meets during reading period

An advanced course focusing on continuing development of language skills for nonnative speakers. Emphasis on reading and writing through modern Persian literary prose and poetry.

Prerequisite: PERS 140 or permission of the instructor.

 
PERS  151b , Persian Culture and Media .
M 2.30-4.30 HGS 313 Farkhondeh Shayesteh
  L5 (0)  
Permission of instructor required

Advanced study of Persian grammar, vocabulary, and culture, with a focus on the media. Examination of daily media reports on cultural, political, historical, and sporting events in Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and other Persian-speaking regions.

Not open to native speakers of Persian. Prerequisite: PERS 140.

 
PERS  151a , Persian Culture and Media .
MW 2.30-3.45 HGS 313 Farkhondeh Shayesteh
  L5 (0)  
Permission of instructor required

Advanced study of Persian grammar, vocabulary, and culture through the use of authentic Persian media. Examination of daily media reports on cultural, political, historical, and sporting events in Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and other Persian-speaking regions. Designed for nonnative speakers.

Prerequisite: PERS 140 or permission of instructor.

 
PERS  151a , Persian Culture and Media .
MW 2.30-3.45 HGS 313 Farkhondeh Shayesteh
  L5 (0)  
Permission of instructor required

Advanced study of Persian grammar, vocabulary, and culture through the use of authentic Persian media. Examination of daily media reports on cultural, political, historical, and sporting events in Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and other Persian-speaking regions. Designed for nonnative speakers.

Prerequisite: PERS 140 or permission of instructor.

 
PERS  151b , Persian Culture and Media .
MW 2.30-3.45 HGS 313 Farkhondeh Shayesteh
  L5 (0)  
Permission of instructor required

Advanced study of Persian grammar, vocabulary, and culture through the use of authentic Persian media. Examination of daily media reports on cultural, political, historical, and sporting events in Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and other Persian-speaking regions. Designed for nonnative speakers.

Prerequisite: PERS 140 or permission of instructor.

 
PERS  151b , Persian Culture and Media .
T 1.30-3.20 Farkhondeh Shayesteh
  L5 (0)  
Permission of instructor required

Advanced study of Persian grammar, vocabulary, and culture through the use of authentic Persian media. Examination of daily media reports on cultural, political, historical, and sporting events in Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and other Persian-speaking regions. Designed for nonnative speakers.

Prerequisite: PERS 140 or permission of instructor.

 
PERS  160a , Classical Persian Literature .
3 HTBA Farkhondeh Shayesteh
   (50)  
Permission of instructor required

Reading and discussion of Persian classical literary works to strengthen reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Topics in classical poetry and prose from different centuries. Students write essays using advanced vocabulary, grammar, and literary expressions.

Prerequisite: PERS 140 or equivalent.

 
PERS  161a , Cinema of Iran, Past and Present .
T 1.30-3.20 HGS 302 Farkhondeh Shayesteh
  L5 (26)  
Permission of instructor required

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.

 
PERS  170b , Salaam Cinema .
TTh 1.00-2.15 HGS 313 Fereshteh Kowssar
Hu  (0)  
Permission of instructor required

Iranian cinema as representative of Iranian culture and as political phenomenon. Art movies contrasted with those produced under more direct government control.

Prerequisite: PERS 140b or equivalent.

 
PERS  177b , Persian Seminar: Identity and Change .
TTh 11.35-12.50 HGS 313 Mahshad Mohit
  L5 (0)  
Permission of instructor required
Meets during reading period

An advanced reading course concentrating on primary sources in Persian, with emphasis on nineteenth- and twentieth-century ideas of identity and change. Some religious and Sufi material is studied as background.

Prerequisite: PERS 150, or PERS 140 and a course on modern Iranian history. 

 
PERS  471a , Directed Reading in Persian .
HTBA Mahshad Mohit
   (0)  
Permission of instructor required
Independent study of Persian texts at an advanced level.
 
PERS  471a , Directed Reading in Persian
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HTBA Colleen Manassa
   (0)  
Permission of instructor required
Independent study of Persian texts at an advanced level.
 
PERS  471b , Directed Reading in Persian
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HTBA Staff
   (0)  
Permission of instructor required
Independent study of Persian texts at an advanced level.
 
PERS  471a , Directed Reading in Persian
.
HTBA Staff
   (0)  
Permission of instructor required
Independent study of Persian texts at an advanced level.
 
PERS  471b , Directed Reading in Persian
.
HTBA Staff
   (0)  
Permission of instructor required

Independent study of Persian texts at an advanced level.

 
PERS  471a , Directed Reading in Persian
.
  Staff
   (0)  
Permission of instructor required

Independent study of Persian texts at an advanced level.

 
PERS  471b , Directed Reading in Persian
.
  Staff
   (0)  
Permission of instructor required

Independent study of Persian texts at an advanced level.

 
PERS  471a , Directed Reading in Persian
.
  Staff
   (0)  
Permission of instructor required

Independent study of Persian texts at an advanced level.

 
PERS  471b , Directed Reading in Persian
.
  Staff
   (0)  
Permission of instructor required

Independent study of Persian texts at an advanced level.

 
PERS  471a , Directed Reading in Persian .
  Staff
   (0)  
Permission of instructor required

Independent study of Persian texts at an advanced level.

 
PERS  471b , Directed Reading in Persian .
  Staff
   (0)  
Permission of instructor required

Independent study of Persian texts at an advanced level.