Persian Minor Course Requirements

Minors in Persian studies are required to complete six courses taught in Persian/Farsi.

Language Courses:

Intensive Persian Beginners I & II (12 credits)

Also offered during summer session

Intensive Persian Intermediate I & II (12 credits)
Also offered during summer session
Advanced Persian I & II (6 credits)

Content Courses:

Persian Media and Translation (3 credits)
Films of the Persian-Speaking World (3 credits)

Please note:

*Students with no previous Persian background should complete all language courses through advanced. Students with previous Persian experience may substitute language courses with content courses. Students with advanced Arabic language may also be able to substitute language courses with content courses on a case-by-case basis.

*Intensive summer courses and study abroad courses taught in Persian may also be counted towards the Persian Studies minor, on the basis of placement tests and the professor’s permission.

Some Typical Paths to the Minor:

Student A: College Undergraduate discovers Persian in second year, takes:

2nd year: Intensive Beginning Persian 2 classes, 12 credits

3rd year: Intermediate Persian 2 classes 12 credits

4th year: Advanced Persian 2 classes and 6 credits

Turkish Minor: 6 classes, 30 credits (through Advanced Persian)

 

Student B: College Undergraduate, discovers Persian in junior year:

3rd year: Intensive Beginning Persian 2 classes, 12 credits

Summer Study of Persian, 8-week, 12-credit program, places into Advanced upon return

4th year: Advanced Persian 2 classes, 6 credits, Iranian Cinema 1 class, 3 credits

Turkish Minor: 5 classes, 21 credits at Georgetown, 12 credits in summer (Through Advanced Persian)