Persian (Farsi): Language, Literature, Culture (including courses in English)

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  • CAS LZ 111: First-Semester Modern Persian (Farsi)
    For beginners. Introduction to spoken and written Persian and to fundamentals of Persian grammar, with oral drills and written exercises.
  • CAS LZ 112: Second-Semester Modern Persian (Farsi)
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LZ 111; or equivalent.
    For beginners. Continues CAS LZ 111. Spoken and written Persian and fundamentals of Persian grammar, with oral drills and written exercises.
  • CAS LZ 211: Third-Semester Modern Persian (Farsi)
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LZ 112; or equivalent
    Development of communication skills acquired in the first year (CAS LZ 111 and 112).
  • CAS LZ 212: Fourth-Semester Modern Persian (Farsi)
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LZ 112; or equivalent
    Continues CAS LZ 211. Development of communication skills acquired in the first year (CAS LZ 111 and 112). Satisfactory completion of CAS LZ 212 fulfills the CAS language requirement.
  • CAS LZ 311: Advanced Persian 1
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LZ 212.
    Advanced Persian, concentrating on all four communicative skills, diverse registers, and idioms. Work with literature, media, other realms of Persian culture.
  • CAS LZ 380: Persian (Farsi) Epic and Romance (in English translation)
    Introduction to classical Persian narrative literature. Topic for Fall 2014: Literature in Iran and Afghanistan. Readings are premodern and modern texts, as well as film viewings, with the aim of understanding how the two nations have received a shared literary heritage. What modern cultural concerns are reflected in the different views of the Persian past? Also offered as CAS XL 470 A1. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.
  • CAS LZ 381: Rumi and Persian Sufi Poetry (in English translation)
    Introduction to the Persian Sufi poet Rumi's narrative and lyric writings. Focus on Islamic mysticism, the innovative aspects of Rumi's poetry, and the problem of profane vs. sacred love. All readings in English translation. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS. Also offered as CAS RN 348.
  • CAS LZ 491: Directed Study: Persian (Farsi)
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: consent of Department and the CAS Advising Office.
    Application form available in department.
  • CAS LZ 492: Ds Persian