Minor in Persian Studies

Program Scope

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 (PRSN 101) 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.

Minor Requirements

The Persian minor consists of 6-10 units of lower and upper division core courses, and 5-9 units of elective courses. The program may waive the core language requirement (101) 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.

All course work used to satisfy the requirements of the minor must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

 

Course Requirements

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: PRSN 101 may be waived if the student demonstrates appropriate competency through advising, by taking the placement test, or by having taken the equivalent coursework elsewhere. 

    
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)

 

Visit the current University Bulletin for complete course descriptions and class schedule.

Student forms

  1. Declare Persian Studies Minor
  2. View Current Course Descriptions
  3. Bulletin Description for the Minor in Persian Studies