Persian Course Descriptions

Term:  

Winter Quarter

Dept Course No and Title Instructor
PERSIAN (W20)1B  FUNDAMENTALSKIAN, S.
Designed for students with little or no exposure to Persian. Students learn the modern writing system and grammar of Persian. Facilitates basic reading, writing, and speaking skills and fosters college-level literacy in Persian culture.
PERSIAN (W20)10A  LANG MENTOR PROGRAMZISSOS, P.
Peer-to-Peer Language Mentor Program in which student mentors work with student mentees to increase the language skills of both participants. One hour weekly meetings. PERSIAN 10A is for language mentors.

Grading Option: Pass/no pass only.

Repeatability: May be taken for credit 4 times.

Email: hllp@uci.edu for more info.
PERSIAN (W20)10B  LANG MENTOR PROGRAMZISSOS, P.
Peer-to-Peer Language Mentor Program in which student mentors work with student mentees to increase the language skills of both participants. One hour weekly meetings. PERSIAN 10B is for language mentees.

Grading Option: Pass/no pass only.

Repeatability: May be taken for credit 4 times

Email: hllp@uci.edu for more info. 
PERSIAN (W20)150  PERSIAN EMPIRECANEPA, M.
Art, archaeology of ancient Persia and the wider Iranian world from the rise of the Achaemenid empire in 550 BCE to the coming of Alexander in 330 BCE. The course will examine the creation of a Persian imperial art and architecture under Cyrus the Great and its revision and expansion under Darius I and his successors. In addition, we will study the mutual influences of Persian visual culture and those of their provinces and subject peoples, including Egypt, the Greek World, Mesopotamia, Anatolia and India. Topics include the development of the Persian palace, paradise gardens, urbanism, court culture, religion, seals and archives. We will consider sites of major dynastic importance and their development (e.g. Persepolis, Susa, Babylon); 'institutions' (e.g. palace, paradise, city, sacred spaces); media (rock reliefs/inscriptions, painting, coinage, seals and sealings etc.). The lecture will put the ancient material into dialog with select theoretical readings on such themes as power, time, memory, the body, although the focus will be on the ancient material/problems.

(same as 21030 Art His 100, Lec A;   and 22446 Classic 170, Lec A)
PERSIAN (W20)150  CHILDRN/IRAN CINEMAKIAN, S.
In-depth examination of major works in premodern and modern Persian literature and/or the arts, with specific emphasis upon historical and cultural context and relevant societal issues and trends. Course is conducted in English.