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COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES
NEAR EASTERN LANGUAGES & CIVILIZATION
PERSIAN

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PRSAN 101 Elementary Persian (5)
Conversation, pronunciation, and graded reading. Persian alphabet and basic sentence constructions. Offers rudimentary conversational and reading ability with a vocabulary of about two thousand words. First in a sequence of three.
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PRSAN 102 Elementary Persian (5)
Conversation, pronunciation, and graded reading. Persian alphabet and basic sentence constructions. Offers rudimentary conversational and reading ability with a vocabulary of about two thousand words. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: PRSAN 101.
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PRSAN 103 Elementary Persian (5)
Conversation, pronunciation, and graded reading. Persian alphabet and basic sentence constructions. Offers rudimentary conversational and reading ability with a vocabulary of about two thousand words. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: PRSAN 102.
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PRSAN 105 Intensive Elementary Persian (15)
Intensive study of grammar with oral and written drills and reading of simple texts. Cannot be taken for credit if PRSAN 101, PRSAN 102, PRSAN 103 previously taken.
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PRSAN 106 Intensive Elementary Tajik (15)
Intensive study of grammar with oral and written drill and reading of selected texts in Tajik, the literary language spoken and written in the Central Asian Republic of Tajikistan.
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PRSAN 199 Study Abroad (1-15, max. 15)
Credit for elementary Persian in an approved Study Abroad program. Requires credit evaluation by department or faculty. Does not automatically apply to major or minor requirements. Offered: AWSpS.
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PRSAN 201 Intermediate Persian (5) VLPA
Reading of simple texts with emphasis on reading and writing, conversation skills, grammar, and syntax. Builds a vocabulary of standard Persian in preparation for advanced reading and comprehension of literary texts. First in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: either PRSAN 103 or PRSAN 105.
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PRSAN 202 Intermediate Persian (5) VLPA
Reading of simple texts with emphasis on reading and writing, conversation skills, grammar, and syntax. Builds a vocabulary of standard Persian in preparation for advanced reading and comprehension of literary texts. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: PRSAN 201.
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PRSAN 203 Intermediate Persian (5) VLPA
Reading of simple texts with emphasis on reading and writing, conversation skills, grammar, and syntax. Builds a vocabulary of standard Persian in preparation for advanced reading and comprehension of literary texts. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: PRSAN 202.
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PRSAN 399 Study Abroad (1-15, max. 15)
Credit for elementary or intermediate Persian in an approved Study Abroad program. Requires credit evaluation by department or faculty. Does not automatically apply to major or minor requirements. Offered: AWSpS.
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PRSAN 401 Intensive Elementary Persian (15)
Intensive study of grammar with oral and written drills and reading of simple texts. Cannot be taken for credit if PRSAN 411, PRSAN 412, PRSAN 413 previously taken. Offered: S.
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PRSAN 402 Intensive Elementary Tajik (15)
Intensive study of grammar with oral and written drill and reading of selected texts in Tajik, the literary language spoken and written in the Central Asian Republic of Tajikistan. Offered: S.
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PRSAN 403 Modern Persian Literature: A Survey (5) VLPA
Development of poetry and prose after Iran felt and absorbed the impact of Western cultures. Periods and genres. Works of such authors as Jamalzadeh, Hedayat, Dehkoda, Al-e Ahmad, Nima, Sepehri, and Forugh. Prerequisite: PRSAN 203.
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PRSAN 404 Intensive Persian for Native Speakers (15) VLPA
Enables students with a degree of proficiency in spoken Persian to read and write, to translate rudimentary texts, and to conceptualize the use of the formal style of composition. Reading, writing, and comprehension, particularly of handwritten manuscripts of the scribal tradition. Also covers calligraphy, translation, journalistic prose, and other facets of the language and the script. Offered: S.
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PRSAN 405 Media Persian (5)
Designed to develop critical readings and writing skills for accessing and interpreting contemporary Persian media, including newspapers, popular press, and broadcast media. Prerequisite: either PRSAN 203 or PRSAN 423.
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PRSAN 411 Elementary Persian (5)
Conversation, pronunciation, and graded reading. Persian alphabet and basic sentence constructions. Offers rudimentary conversational and reading ability with a vocabulary of about two thousand words. First in a sequence of three.
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PRSAN 412 Elementary Persian (5)
Conversation, pronunciation, and graded reading. Persian alphabet and basic sentence constructions. Offers rudimentary conversational and reading ability with a vocabulary of about two thousand words. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: PRSAN 411.
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PRSAN 413 Elementary Persian (5)
Conversation, pronunciation, and graded reading. Persian alphabet and basic sentence constructions. Offers rudimentary conversational and reading ability with a vocabulary of about two thousand words. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: PRSAN 412.
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PRSAN 421 Intermediate Persian (5) VLPA
Reading of simple texts with emphasis on reading and writing, conversation skills, grammar, and syntax. Builds a vocabulary of standard Persian in preparation for advanced reading and comprehension of literary texts. First in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: either PRSAN 401 or PRSAN 413.
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PRSAN 422 Intermediate Persian (5) VLPA
Reading of simple texts with emphasis on reading and writing, conversation skills, grammar, and syntax. Builds a vocabulary of standard Persian in preparation for advanced reading and comprehension of literary texts. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: PRSAN 421.
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PRSAN 423 Intermediate Persian (5) VLPA
Reading of simple texts with emphasis on reading and writing, conversation skills, grammar, and syntax. Builds a vocabulary of standard Persian in preparation for advanced reading and comprehension of literary texts. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: PRSAN 422.
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PRSAN 451 Introduction to Persian Literature (3) VLPA
Selected texts from modern and classical Persian poetry and prose. Provides insights into Iranian culture and its past and present achievements in literature. Prepares the student for a more comprehensive and critical study of Persian literature. Prerequisite: PRSAN 423.
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PRSAN 452 Modern Persian Literature: A Survey (3) VLPA
Development of poetry and prose after Iran felt and absorbed the impact of Western cultures. Periods and genres. Works of such authors as Jamalzadeh, Hedayat, Dehkoda, Al-e Ahmad, Nima, Sepehri, and Forugh. Prerequisite: PRSAN 423.
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PRSAN 453 Classical Persian Literature: A Survey (3) VLPA
History of Persian literature from Rudaki to Hafiz. Studies epic, lyric, and mystic traditions placed in historical settings. Covers the most important genres such as the Qasida, the Ghazal, the Ruba' i and the Masnavi. Prerequisite: PRSAN 423.
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PRSAN 454 The Epic Tradition in Iran (3) VLPA
Focuses on the Shahnameh of Firdawsi: explores the ancient legends that gave rise to it and follows the fortunes of epic poetry after Firdawsi, touching on the rise, development, and decline of romance in classical Persian literature. Prerequisite: PRSAN 423.
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PRSAN 455 The Persian Ghazal (3) VLPA
The Ghazal as the leading medium for lyrical expression in classical Persian tradition. Follows this genre from conception to culmination in the poetry of Hafiz. Conventions and devices of the Ghazal. Development placed in historical and social context. Prerequisite: PRSAN 433.
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PRSAN 456 Sufism: Thought and Expression (3) VLPA/I&S
Dynamics of mystical thought and expression as evolved in the writings of the great Sufi masters and reflected in the poetry of Sana' i, Attar, Rumi, and others. The fundamental unity of the mystical vision, with special attention to the peculiarities of individual style and expression. Prerequisite: PRSAN 433.
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PRSAN 490 Supervised Study (1-6, max. 18)
Special work in literary texts for graduates and undergraduates. Prerequisite: PRSAN 423.
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PRSAN 496 Special Studies in Persian (3-5, max. 15) VLPA
Topics vary.
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PRSAN 499 Undergraduate Research (1-6, max. 18)
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PRSAN 511 Elementary Persian (5)
Includes conversation, pronunciation, and graded reading. Covers Persian alphabet and basic sentence constructions. Offers rudimentary conversational and reading ability with a vocabulary of about two thousand words.
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PRSAN 512 Elementary Persian (5)
Includes conversation, pronunciation, and graded reading. Covers Persian alphabet and basic sentence constructions. Offers rudimentary conversational and reading ability with a vocabulary of about two thousand words. Prerequisite: PRSAN 511.
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PRSAN 513 Elementary Persian (5)
Includes conversation, pronunciation, and graded reading. Covers Persian alphabet and basic sentence constructions. Offers rudimentary conversational and reading ability with a vocabulary of about two thousand words. Prerequisite: PRSAN 512.
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PRSAN 515 Intensive Elementary Persian (15)
Intensive study of grammar with oral and written drills and reading of simple texts. Offered: S.
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PRSAN 521 Intermediate Persian (5)
Study of simple tests with emphasis on reading and writing, conversation skills, grammar, and syntax. Builds a vocabulary of standard Persian in preparation for advanced reading and comprehension of literary texts. Prerequisite: either PRSAN 513 or PRSAN 515.
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PRSAN 522 Intermediate Persian (5)
Study of simple tests with emphasis on reading and writing, conversation skills, grammar, and syntax. Builds a vocabulary of standard Persian in preparation for advanced reading and comprehension of literary texts. Prerequisite: PRSAN 521.
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PRSAN 523 Intermediate Persian (5)
Study of simple tests with emphasis on reading and writing, conversation skills, grammar, and syntax. Builds a vocabulary of standard Persian in preparation for advanced reading and comprehension of literary texts. Prerequisite: PRSAN 522.
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PRSAN 541 Introduction to Persian Literature (5)
Selected texts from modern to classical Persian poetry and prose. Provides insights into Iranian culture and its past and present achievements in literature. Prepares the student for a more comprehensive and critical study of Persian literature. Prerequisite: PRSAN 523.
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PRSAN 542 Classical Persian Literature: A Survey (5)
Advanced Persian language. History of Persian literature from Rudaki to Hafiz. Studies epic, lyric, and mystic traditions placed in historical settings. Covers the most important genres such as the Qasida, the Ghazal, the Ruba'I and the Masnavi. Prerequisite: PRSAN 523.
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PRSAN 543 Modern Persian Literature: A Survey (5)
Development of poetry and prose after Iran felt and absorbed the impact of Western cultures. Periods and genres. Works of such authors as Jamalzadeh, Hedayat, Dehkoda, Al-e Ahmad, Nima, Sepehri, and Forugh. Prerequisite: PRSAN 523.
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PRSAN 544 Critical Readings in Modern Persian (5)
Advanced-level Persian study designed to develop critical reading and writing skills. Heavily focused on literary texts. Prerequisite: PRSAN 523.
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PRSAN 545 Media Persian (5)
Advanced Persian language study designed to develop skills for accessing and interpreting contemporary Persian media, including newspapers, popular press, and broadcast media. Prerequisite: PRSAN 523.
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PRSAN 596 Special Studies in Persian (3-5, max. 15)
Topics vary.
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PRSAN 600 Independent Study or Research (*-)
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