Persian Course Descriptions
|Dept||Course No and Title||Instructor|
|PERSIAN (F19)||42E ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY OF ANCIENT PERSIA, EGYPT AND MESOPOTAMIA||CANEPA, M.|
|ART HISTORY 42E|
This course will provide students with foundational knowledge in the art, architecture and archaeology of the ancient Near East, including the Iranian Plateau, Asia Minor, Mesopotamia, Egypt and Central Asia from the Neolithic through Late Antiquity (ca. 12,000 B.C.E. - 650 C.E.). Students will gain an understanding of the relationship between the visual material and the social, intellectual, political and religious contexts in which it developed and functioned. In this regard, students will also gain an understanding of the evolution of, and exchanges and differences among, the visual cultures of these time periods and regions. It will also expose them to the preconditions for contemporary geopolitics in the region. No background in the time period or discipline is expected and therefore this class will also serve as an introduction to the disciplines of art history and archaeology. In this way, the course instructs students how to think and work like historians of art, not simply absorb the discipline’s accepted wisdom. A number of art historical and archaeological methodologies will be introduced in order to give the student a background into how the fields developed and to begin to equip them with the tools to engage the material and scholarly literature of the field.
|PERSIAN (F19)||155A ANCIENT INDIA||PATEL, A.|
|ART HISTORY 155A|
This course will examine the visual history of the region defined as ‘India’ today, but necessarily encompassing parts of modern Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and eastern Afghanistan. After an introduction to the Indus Valley Civilization (2700-1500 BCE), we will explore the legacies of Alexander the Great's campaigns to the edges of India and their impact on the Buddhist art and architecture of the Indian subcontinent. We will also examine the inverse dispersal of Buddhist and Hindu iconographies both eastward and westward in Asia. The course will culminate with the supposed Golden Age of the Gupta empire and its far-reaching legacies from Iran to China. No prerequisite.
(same as 26875 History 170A, Lec 21; and 31230 Rel Std 122, Lec A)
|PERSIAN (F19)||155D SOUTH ASIAN PHOTOGRAPHY||PATEL, A.|
|ART HSITORY 155D|
This course will explore the intervention of photography as a technology in the visual culture of South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka) in the mid-19th century. Almost upon its emergence in France and/or Britain in the 1840s, photography was taken up in colonial South Asia by both European and Indian practitioners. The course will begin with the "indigenous" early modern visual culture of South Asia, including painting and other depictive arts from the 17th-18th centuries. It will go on to analyze the new visualities of the 19th century, both in photography and the ongoing practices of painting and other arts. Ultimately, the course will chart the shifting realities of the 19th and 20th centuries, highlighting local contributions along with non-local, imported notions to the creation of modernity.
(same as 26900 History 174G, Lec A)
|PERSIAN (F19)||1A FUNDAMENTALS||KIAN, 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.|
Prerequisite: Placement into PERSIAN 1A.
|PERSIAN (F19)||2A INTERMEDIATE||KIAN, S.|
|Designed for students to advance their Persian language skills from introductory to intermediate level. Student will advance their understanding of grammar and syntax. Facilitates intermediate-level reading, writing, and speaking skills. Fosters college-level cultural literacy.|
|PERSIAN (F19)||10A LANG MENTOR PROGRAM||STAFF|
|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.|
|PERSIAN (F19)||10B LANG MENTOR PROGRAM||STAFF|
|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.|
|PERSIAN (F19)||149 ARCHAELOGY IN THE ISLAMIC WORLD||STRAUGHN, I.|
|Course description coming soon!|