Minors in Persian Language and Culture are required to complete six courses taught in Persian.
- Intensive Persian Beginners I & II (12 credits)
- Intensive Persian Intermediate I & II (12 credits)
- Advanced Persian I & II (6 credits)
All six language courses are also offered during the summer. Read more about the Language Institutes at Georgetown University here.
Persian Media and Translation (3 credits)
Films of the Persian-Speaking World (3 credits)
*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 First Level Persian, 2 classes, 12 credits
3rd year: Intensive Intermediate Persian, 2 classes, 12 credits
4th year: Advanced Persian, 2 classes, 6 credits
Persian 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 Language Institute Intensive Intermediate Persian, 2 classes, 10 weeks, places into Advanced upon return
4th year: Advanced Persian, 2 classes, 6 credits; Iranian Cinema, 1 class, 3 credits
Persian Minor: 5 classes, 21 credits during the year; 2 classes, 12 credits during the summer (through Advanced Persian)