Iranian Courses

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Fall 2016

IRANIAN 102A – Intermediate Persian

Instructor: Latifeh Hagigi

Lecture, six hours. Requisite: course 1C or 20C. Course 102A is requisite to 102B, which is requisite to 102C. P/NP or letter grading.

IRANIAN 103A – Advanced Persian: Introduction to Classical Persian Poetry

Instructor: Domenico Ingenito

Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 102C. Students who do exceptionally well in course 20C may be permitted to enroll with consent of instructor. May be taken independently for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

IRANIAN 187 – Variable Topics in Iranian Studies

Instructor: M. Rahim Shayegan

Lecture, three hours. Variable topics; consult “Schedule of Classes” for topics to be offered in specific term. May be repeated for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

IRANIAN 1A – Elementary Persian

Instructor: Banafsheh Pourzangiabadi

Lecture, six hours. Course 1A is enforced requisite to 1B, which is enforced requisite to 1C. Not open to students with prior knowledge of Persian. P/NP or letter grading.

IRANIAN 20A – Accelerated Elementary Persian

Instructor: Latifeh Hagigi

Lecture, four hours; discussion two hours; laboratory, 30 minutes per day. Preparation: some knowledge of spoken Persian. Course 20A is enforced requisite to 20B, which is enforced requisite to 20C. Intensive and thorough study of fundamental structure of Persian grammar; reading from a wide range of classical and modern poetry and prose compositions. P/NP or letter grading.

IRANIAN 220A – Classical Persian Texts

Instructor: Domenico Ingenito

Lecture, three hours. Requisites: courses 103A, 103B, 103C. Study of selected classical Persian texts. May be taken independently for credit.

IRANIAN M105A – Baha’i Faith in Iran: Historical and Sociological Survey

Instructor: Nader Saiedi

This is a multiple-listed class. Iranian M105A – Baha’i Faith in Iran: Historical and Sociological Survey. Religion, Study of (RELIGN) M105A – Baha’i Faith in Iran: Historical and Sociological Survey.(Same as Religion M105A.) Lecture, three hours. Readings in English. Historical record of birth and spread of Baha’i faith in Iran from beginning to present. May be taken independently for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

IRANIAN M110A – Iranian Civilization

Instructor: M. Rahim Shayegan

This is a multiple-listed class: Ancient Near East (AN N EA) M110A – Iranian Civilization, History (HIST) M110A – Iranian Civilization, and Iranian M110A – Iranian Civilization. (Same as Ancient Near East M110A and History M110A.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). History of ancient Iran from rise of Elam to end of Sasanian dynasty — Elamite civilization and Mede, Achaemenid, Arsacid, and Sasanian Empires. Emphasis on ancient Iran, but may be offered for early Islamic period. P/NP or letter grading.

IRANIAN M230A – Old Iranian

Instructor: M. Rahim Shayegan

This is a multiple-listed class: Indo-European Studies (I E STD) M230A – Old Iranian and Iranian M230A – Old Iranian. (Same as Indo-European Studies M230A.) Lecture, four hours. Studies in grammars and texts of Old Persian and Avestan. Comparative considerations. May not be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.