Persian studies at UIUC

Courses:


  • Elementary Persian 1 (PERS 201, 5 credits)
    Course objectives:
    • Basic speaking, writing, and reading
    • Introduction to the diverse cultures of Iran
    • Learn Persian script & sound system
    • Develop a working vocabulary
    • Learn basic grammatical concepts


  • Elementary Persian 2 (PERS 202, 5 credits)
    Course objectives:
    • Continue to master the sounds and script of the Persian language
    • Refine basic reading, writing, and speaking skills
    • Further develop vocabulary for everyday situations
    • Learn additional grammatical concepts (e.g. past, subjunctive, etc.)
    • Engage with various aspects of Persian-speaking culture


  • Intermediate Persian 1 (PERS 403, 4 credits)
    Course objectives:
    • Practice more sophisticate Persian writing
    • Develop the ability to comprehend extended texts
    • Learn multiple tenses
    • Expand conversational ability
    • Increase working vocabulary beyond everyday commonalities
    • Engage with more in-depth grammar in a series of communicative activities
    • Further understanding of Persian-speaking cultures in Iran


  • Intermediate Persian 2 (PERS 404, 4 credits)
    Course objectives:
    • Refinement of intermediate level reading, writing, and speaking
    • Spoken communication at a complex intermediate level
    • Compare Persian-speaking cultures´┐Ż to students´┐Ż own cultures
    • Connect the Persian language to other relevant disciplines and current topics
    • Master extending thinking and speaking in Persian outside of the classroom


  • Advanced Persian 1 (PERS 453, 3 undergraduate / 4 graduate credits)
    Course objectives:
    • Develop advanced language skills in listening, speaking, writing, and reading comprehension
    • Practice reading texts of advanced level
    • Communicate in Persian on a variety of topics
    • Learn variety of real-life language tasks through writing paragraphs, short essays, reports, and summaries


  • Advanced Persian 2 (PERS 454, 3 undergraduate / 4 graduate credits)
    Course objectives:
    • Develop advanced language skills in listening, speaking, writing, and reading comprehension
    • Write complex paragraphs
    • Develop cultural awareness through additional readings, movies and class discussions
    • Converse in Persian in relation to the reading material introduced in the texts
    • Develop listening comprehension and speaking skills, and initiate and carry complex conversations