NES 2322

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.

The course is designed with strong integration of modern colloquial Persian (Farsi).  Only colloquial Persian is used for all speaking and listening activities, while reading and writing tasks are performed in formal Persian. Authentic material drawn from Persian language TV, radio and movies is introduced regularly in accordance with the topic and vocabulary of given week.  By the end of the semester students will be able to speak, read and comprehend material on a range of social, cultural, political and everyday topics. You'll learn how to write emails and notes as educated Persian speakers, read Persian newspapers and comprehend audio material intended for native speakers. We'll also delve into Persian folk tales, modern Persian rap and pop and Persian humor.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: one year (two semesters) elementary Persian or permission of instructor.

Breadth Requirement (GB)
Distribution Category (CA-AS)
Language Requirement Satisfies Option 1.

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt