Persian Courses (Fall)

*PER 101

Elementary Persian na, npdf
Professor: A. Mahallati

Description/Objectives: Persian 101 is an introductory course. Its general purpose is to familiarize students with the sounds, letters, basic grammar of Persian language, and basic communication skills. The students will learn to read texts of elementary narrative style paragraphs coherently and with reasonable accuracy, and develop cultural awareness through readings and class discussions.

Sample Reading List:
Shahsavari & B. Atwood, Persian of IRAN Today
Wheeler M. Thackston, An Introduction to Persian
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing Assignments: Preparation of one lesson or more from the text. Written exercises, oral drills and language lab.

Requirements/Grading:
Midterm Exam 10%
Take Home Final Exam 30%
Class/Precepts Presentation 30%
Oral Presentation 20%
Quizzes 10%

Limitations: Maximum enrollment: 15.

PER 105

Intermediate Persian na, npdf
Professor: A. Mahallati

Description/Objectives: Persian 105 is designed to introduce students to intermediate level Persian. It stresses oral fluency, written expression, and reading comprehension; supplemented by language lab sessions and audio video aides. It will help the students to read texts of intermediate level difficulty communicate and converse in Persian in everyday situations write intermediate narrative style paragraphs coherently with reasonable accuracy.

Sample Reading List:
Shahsavari & B. Atwood, Persian of IRAN Today VII
Shahnameh - "Simorgh"
Iranian Constitutional Revolution
See Instructor for Complete List

Reading/Writing Assignments: Five to ten page brief essay. Ten to twenty pages of reading, drills and exercises.

Requirements/Grading:
Midterm Exam 10%
Take Home Final Exam 30%
Class/Precepts Presentation 30%
Oral Presentation 20%
Quizzes 10%

Prerequisites: PER 102 or permission of instructor.

Limitations: Maximum enrollment: 15.

Other Information: Reading material will include selected essays, short stories and poems from modern Persian, available in copies.

 

*PER 303

Advanced Persian Reading II: Modern Persian Prose

Professor: Amineh Mahallati

Description/Objective: This course focuses on modern Persian prose. It is the continuation of 302, and is designed to improve the student's proficiency in the reading and comprehension of Persian texts. The emphasis is on reading, understanding, and translating modern prose. The class is conducted in Persian.Sample Reading List: Rudaki, 'selected qaside;'

Sample Reading List:
Books:
Khaterat Parakandeh, Goli Tarraghi
Roozi, Roohangiz Sharaian
Adamha, Ahmad Gholami
Haras, Nasim Marashi

Periodicals
Hamshahri Javan
Dastan

See instructor for complete list


Reading/Writing assignments:
Supplemental materials will be used as well. Students are expected to put in at least 5-8 hours of studying per week.

Requirements/Grading:
Oral Examination - 30%
Take Home Final Exam - 30%
Class/Precept Participation - 30%
Quizzes -10%


Prerequisites and Restrictions:
PER 107 or permission of instructor.