Persian Minor Course Requirements

Minors in Persian Language and Culture are required to complete six courses taught in Persian.

Language Courses:
  • PERS 009 & PERS 010 Persian For Arabic Speakers I & II (6 Credits)
  • PERS 011 & PERS 012 Intensive Persian Beginners I & II (12 credits)
  • PERS 021 & PERS 022 Intensive Persian Intermediate I & II (12 credits)
  • PERS 201 & PERS 202 Advanced Persian I & II (6 credits)
Content Courses:

PERS 364 Iranian Cinema and Culture (3 credits)

PERS 366 Post-Advanced Oral Communication(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 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)