Quarterly Approved Courses

Term:

Fall Quarter (F18)

Dept/Description Course No., Title  Instructor
ART HIS (F18)100  IRAN AND IMPERIAL EXCHANGES IN EURASIAN LATE ANTIQUITYSTAFF

This course explores the role of Iran in the visual, material and intellectual exchanges among the great settled, nomadic and mercantile empires of late antiquity (ca. 200-700 CE), a pivotal period of interconnection and transformation in Eurasian history. We will investigate the art, architecture, urbanism and visualities of empire in the settled empires, such as Sasanian Iran, Rome and China, and steppe powers such as the Huns and Türks, as well as smaller states on the peripheries and interstices in Western Europe, Central and South Asia, and Africa enmeshed in these imperial struggles and intrigues. Topics include the growth and competition in images and ideologies of sacred kingship; transformations of Eurasian visual cultures through long distance diplomacy and commerce; magical and astrological practices and lore; and the formation of new liturgical spaces for imperial or universalizing religions such as Christianity, Buddhism, and Iranian religions such as Zoroastrianism and Manichaeism.
Days: TU TH  12:30-01:50 PM

HISTORY (F18)131B  ANCIENT PERSIADARYAEE, T.

How does the legacy of human evolution affect our world today?  How have technological innovations shaped human societies?  How have human societies explained the natural world and their place in it?  Given the abundance of religious beliefs in the world, how have three evangelical faiths spread far beyond their original homelands?
This class follows the major themes of world historical development through the sixteenth century to consider how developments in technology, social organization, and religion—from the origins of farming to the rise of Christianity—shaped the world we live in today.
(Satisfies Pre-1800 Requirement)
(IV, VIII)
Days: TU TH  02:00-03:20 PM

Courses Offered by the Persian Studies Minor or other Schools at UCI

Fall Quarter (F18)

Dept Course No., Title   Instructor
PERSIAN (F18)1A  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.
Days: MO WE  10:00-11:50 AM

PERSIAN (F18)2A  INTERMEDIATEKIAN, S.

Designed for students who are interested in advancing with their Persian language skills. Students learn the standard Persian writing system and grammar. Facilitates intermediate-level reading, writing, and speaking skills. Fosters college-level cultural literacy. Prerequisite for 2A: Persian 1C with a grade of C or better, placement into Persian 2A, or equivalent.
Days: MO WE  01:00-02:50 PM

PERSIAN (F18)10A  LANG MENTOR PROGRAMSTAFF

The HLLP Persian Peer-to-Peer Language Mentor Program is designed both as a supplement 
to more formal language learning within the classroom and as a means for students not 
enrolled in language classes to maintain their language skills. Each language mentor will be 
paired with one to three mentees. Mentor and mentee(s) will meet for at least one hour each 
week and will engage in various activities conducted in Persian. These activities may include 
(but are not limited to) conversations in the target language; watching a film, television show, 
or news program in the target language; cooking a meal or snack that is typical of Persian 
culture; attending an appropriate cultural event, museum exhibition, or performance; 
producing a creative work (including dance) that is appropriate to Persian culture; listening to 
Persian music; going to an ethnic grocery store or restaurant, etc. All conversations revolving 
around these activities should be in Persian to the greatest degree possible. Weekly journal 
entries. One P/NP unit. Application required (see http://www.humanities.uci.edu/hllp/). 
Mentors are expected to have High-Intermediate to Advanced-level language skills 
(particularly oral language skills) in Persian. Mentors will enroll in Persian 10A after 
acceptance into program.

PERSIAN (F18)10B  LANG MENTOR PROGRAMSTAFF

The HLLP Persian Peer-to-Peer Language Mentor Program is designed both as a supplement 
to more formal language learning within the classroom and as a means for students not 
enrolled in language classes to maintain their language skills. Each language mentor will be 
paired with one to three mentees. Mentor and mentee(s) will meet for at least one hour each 
week and will engage in various activities conducted in Persian. These activities may include 
(but are not limited to) conversations in the target language; watching a film, television show, 
or news program in the target language; cooking a meal or snack that is typical of Persian 
culture; attending an appropriate cultural event, museum exhibition, or performance; 
producing a creative work (including dance) that is appropriate to Persian culture; listening to 
Persian music; going to an ethnic grocery store or restaurant, etc. All conversations revolving 
around these activities should be in Persian to the greatest degree possible. Weekly journal 
entries. One P/NP unit. Application required (see http://www.humanities.uci.edu/hllp/). 
Mentees will enroll in Persian 10B after acceptance into program. It is expected that the 
language skills of mentees will be less advanced than those of the mentor.