Persian (Farsi)

First-Semester Modern Persian (Farsi)

CAS LZ 111 (4 credits)

For beginners. Introduction to spoken and written Persian and to fundamentals of Persian grammar, with oral drills and written exercises.

Second-Semester Modern Persian (Farsi)

CAS LZ 112 (4 credits)

For beginners. Continues CAS LZ 111. Spoken and written Persian and fundamentals of Persian grammar, with oral drills and written exercises.

Third-Semester Modern Persian (Farsi)

CAS LZ 211 (4 credits)

Development of communication skills acquired in the first year (CAS LZ 111 and 112).

Fourth-Semester Modern Persian (Farsi)

CAS LZ 212 (4 credits)

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.

Advanced Persian 1

CAS LZ 311 (4 credits)

Advanced Persian, concentrating on all four communicative skills, diverse registers, and idioms. Work with literature, media, other realms of Persian culture.

Persian Epic and Romance (in English translation)

CAS LZ 380 (4 credits)

Introduction to the heroic and romantic narrative literature of Iran and Afghanistan. Readings include: the Persian epic Shahnameh, romances by Nezami and Jami, and Sadi's Gulistan. Discussion of the endurance of Persian myths and tales in world literature and visual forms. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.

Rumi and Persian Sufi Poetry (in English translation)

CAS LZ 381 (4 credits)

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.

Directed Study: Persian (Farsi)

CAS LZ 491 (Var credits)

Application form available in department.

Directed Study: Persian (Farsi)

CAS LZ 492 (Var credits)

Application form available in department.

Directed Study in Classical Persian

CAS LZ 493 (Var credits)

Directed study in a selected topic in Classical Persian.

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