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. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: The Individual in Community.
    • The Individual in Community
  • 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. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: The Individual in Community.
    • The Individual in Community
  • 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). Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: The Individual in Community.
    • The Individual in Community
  • 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. Effective Fall 2018, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub areas: The Individual in Community, Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy.
    • The Individual in Community
    • Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy
  • CAS LZ 311: Persian Translation
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LZ 212.
    Advanced Persian with a focus on translation, concentrating on all four communicative skills, diverse registers, and idioms. Work with literature, media, other realms of Persian culture.
  • CAS LZ 380: Persian Epic and Romance (in English translation)
    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. Effective Fall 2018, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Aesthetic Exploration, Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy.
    • Aesthetic Exploration
    • Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy
  • 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. Effective Fall 2018, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Aesthetic Exploration, Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy.
    • Aesthetic Exploration
    • Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy
  • 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: Directed Study: Persian (Farsi)
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: consent of Department and the CAS Advising Office.
    Application form available in department.