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Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts

PERS: Persian

Heritage speakers with no reading/writing skills: Little to no knowledge of, or training in, reading and writing Persian, but who have developed a level of oral and/or aural proficiency in Persian because they were raised in a home outside Iran where Persian was spoken; OR, students born in Iran and studied in Iran up to (but not beyond) grade 2 before coming to Canada. Heritage speakers with basic reading/writing skills: Some knowledge of, or training in, reading and writing Persian. For example, born in Iran and studied in Iran up to (but not beyond) grade 6/7 before coming to Canada. Heritage speakers with strong reading/writing skills: Lived and studied in Iran up and into High School, but have not studied at the post-secondary level in Iran. If you are unsure which course to register for, please contact Dr. Mozhgan Zolfi (Mozhgan.Zolfi@ubc.ca)


PERS 100 (3) Basic Persian I
Basic vocabulary and the fundamentals of modern Persian grammar, structure, and pronunciation, as well as reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
PERS 101 (3) Basic Persian II
Continuation of PERS 100.
Prerequisite: PERS 100.
PERS 104 (3) Persian Reading and Writing for Persian-Speaking Students
Reading and writing of standard Persian; lexical and syntactic differences between written and spoken Persian. Restricted to Persian heritage speakers with aural/oral knowledge but no reading/writing skills.
PERS 200 (3) Intermediate Persian I
Reading of simple texts with emphasis on reading and writing, conversation skills, grammar, and syntax.
Prerequisite: PERS 101.
PERS 201 (3) Intermediate Persian II
Continuation of PERS 200.
Prerequisite: PERS 200.
PERS 300 (3) Advanced Persian I
Graded reading, writing, exposure to textual history, newspaper reading, and translation. Cultural materials presented as appropriate.
Prerequisite: One of PERS 104, PERS 201. Or Persian heritage speakers with basic reading/writing skills (less than Grade 8 formal education in Iran).
PERS 301 (3) Advanced Persian II
Continuation of PERS 300.
Prerequisite: PERS 300.
PERS 400 (3) Persian Short Story for Native and Heritage Speakers
Modern short stories from mid-19 century to present.
Prerequisite: One of PERS 104, PERS 300. Or Persian heritage speakers with strong reading/writing skills (High School). NOT eligible to students who have studied at the post-secondary level in Iran.


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