Foreign Language - Persian (PER)

PER 101  Elementary Persian I  (3 credit hours)  

For students with little or no background or previous study of the language. Development of communicative abilities within an integrated skill approach (speaking, listening, reading, writing). Introduction to the Persian-speaking world, including the Iranian Ta'arof, food and diaspora. Vocabulary level: 300 words.

C: PER 103

Typically offered in Fall only

PER 102  Elementary Persian II  (3 credit hours)  

The second-semester continuation of Persian 101. Students learn how to talk about their daily routines and spare time activities, likes and dislikes, and build a more complex language form. They are expected to ask and answer questions on the same topics as well. Throughout the course they learn common phrases and cultural perspectives which help them create a more natural interaction with speakers of Persian. Persian-Farsi is the language base, with Tehrani accent. This is a 500-word level class and ACTFL level of ILR 0+

P: PER 101 and PER 103, or by placement test; C: PER 104

Typically offered in Spring only

PER 201  Intermediate Persian I  (3 credit hours)  

Persian 201 is the third semester (beginning of second-year) in Persian. It deepens the students' familiarity with the syntax of the literary language of Persia and expands their command of the spoken vernacular of Iran through exposure to more varied

Prerequisite: Elementary Persian 102, or instructor's permission

Typically offered in Fall only

PER 202  Intermediate Persian II  (3 credit hours)  

Persian 202 is the fourth semester, which completes the intermediate level (second year) in Persian. It further deepens the students' familiarity with the syntax of the literary language of Persia and expands their command of the spoken vernacular of Iran through exposure to more varied and sophisticated communicational contexts. It deals principally with the acquisition of the conversation register of the language, which differs considerably from the formal written style. An intermediate textbook with grammar explanations in English is supplemented with tapes and videos of authentic language and culture used in situational communication.

Prerequisite: Elementary Persian (PER 201) or instructor's permission

GEP Global Knowledge

Typically offered in Spring only