The Minor in Persian Studies is a multidisciplinary program for students seeking greater knowledge and understanding of Persian speaking nations of Afghanistan, Iran, Tajikistan, and the Greater Iran, by studying New Persian language, literature, history, culture, religion, films, and various other topics from ancient to contemporary times.
The Persian minor consists of 15-19 units of lower- and upper-division core and elective courses. The program may waive the core language requirement ( ) if the student demonstrates appropriate competency through advising, by taking the placement test, or by having taken the equivalent coursework elsewhere. Students must pass a minimum of 15 units to successfully complete the minor.
Courses are 3 units unless otherwise indicated.
Core Courses (6 - 10 units)
- PRSN 101 First Semester Persian* (4 units)
- PRSN 260 Persian Culture and Civilization in English
- PRSN 450 Religious Traditions in Iran
*NOTE:may be waived
Elective Courses (5 - 9 units)
Select from the following courses upon advisement.
- PRSN 100 Summer Immersion Persian
- PRSN 102 Second Semester Persian (4 units)
- PRSN 103 Third Semester Persian (4 units)
- PRSN 104 Fourth Semester Persian (4 units)
- PRSN 206 Basic Persian Conversation
- PRSN 250 Intermediate Persian
- PRSN 290 Introduction to Persian Literature in Translation
- PRSN 350 Advanced Persian
- PRSN 411 Persian Media in English
- PRSN 500 Introduction to Persian Literature
- PRSN 530 Topics in Persian Studies in English
- PRSN 550 Persian Culture Through Films in English
- PRSN 699 Independent Study (1-3 units)