Minor Concentration Persian Language (18 credits)

Offered by: Islamic Studies     Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Program Requirements

The Minor Concentration in Persian Language provides students with comprehensive training in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Persian.

For information about instructors and course descriptions, visit the program’s website at http://www.mcgill.ca/mes/.

This program may be expanded to the Major Concentration in World Islamic and Middle East Studies.

Complementary Courses

18 credits of Persian language (3 levels) from the list below.

  • ISLA 541D1 Introductory Persian (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : This course starts with an intensive focus on Persian alphabet and corresponding sounds and rules to combine them in writing and in pronunciation, followed by basic vocabulary and grammatical structures needed to communicate in simple dialogues, to read simple texts, and to write simple paragraphs. Colloquial Persian is also introduced through simple dialogues. The dialogues, example sentences, reading texts, and photo captions are all presented through Persian culture and literature. The objective is to introduce basic principles of Persian grammar and a range of vocabulary to facilitate reading and writing simple texts in Persian. Taught in Persian and English.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Pouneh Shabani-Jadidi (Fall)

    • Fall and Winter

    • 3 hours

    • Prerequisite: Placement Test or permission of instructor

    • Students must register for both ISLA 541D1 and ISLA 541D2.

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ISLA 541D1 and ISLA 541D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • ISLA 541D2 Introductory Persian (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : This course starts with an intensive focus on Persian alphabet and corresponding sounds and rules to combine them in writing and in pronunciation, followed by basic vocabulary and grammatical structures needed to communicate in simple dialogues, to read simple texts, and to write simple paragraphs. Colloquial Persian is also introduced through simple dialogues. The dialogues, example sentences, reading texts, and photo captions are all presented through Persian culture and literature. The objective is to introduce basic principles of Persian grammar and a range of vocabulary to facilitate reading and writing simple texts in Persian. Taught in Persian and English.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Pouneh Shabani-Jadidi (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: ISLA 541D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ISLA 541D1 and ISLA 541D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • ISLA 542D1 Lower Intermediate Persian (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : This course contains various genres of texts. Since Persian language and Persian literature are closely tied, different modern and classical prose and poetry are presented throughout the course. In addition, morphological, semantic and syntactic complexities of the Persian language will be addressed. The objective is to cover a wide variety of classical and modern Persian texts both in prose and poetry to facilitate reading, writing, understanding and speaking about a variety of literary, historical, cultural and journalistic topics in Persian. This course is mainly in Persian.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Pouneh Shabani-Jadidi (Fall)

    • Fall and Winter

    • 3 hours

    • Prerequisite: ISLA 541D1/D2 or equivalent, Placement Test, or permission of instructor.

    • Students must register for both ISLA 542D1 and ISLA 542D2.

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ISLA 542D1 and ISLA 542D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • ISLA 542D2 Lower Intermediate Persian (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : This course contains various genres of texts. Since Persian language and Persian literature are closely tied, different modern and classical prose and poetry are presented throughout the course. In addition, morphological, semantic and syntactic complexities of the Persian language will be addressed. The objective is to cover a wide variety of classical and modern Persian texts both in prose and poetry to facilitate reading, writing, understanding and speaking about a variety of literary, historical, cultural and journalistic topics in Persian. This course is mainly in Persian.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Pouneh Shabani-Jadidi (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: ISLA 542D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ISLA 542D1 and ISLA 542D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • ISLA 543 Upper Intermediate Persian 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : This course is mainly on media Persian, especially news excerpts from newspapers printed in Iran. In addition to the news terminology, other complex expressions used throughout the news articles are discussed. The objective is to present a vast scope of vocabulary and news terminology, as well as different ways of paraphrasing to facilitate reading and translating complex texts from Persian to English and English to Persian. In addition to the media texts, there are weekly translation workshops in class on a variety of literary genres. This course is solely in Persian.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Pouneh Shabani-Jadidi (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Prerequisite: ISLA 542D1/D2, Placement Test, or permission of instructor.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ISLA 642 or ISLA 643D1/D2.

    • Note: Language of instruction is Persian.

  • ISLA 544 Upper Intermediate Persian 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : This course addresses a variety of text genres, including but not limited to newspapers, classical literature prose, and modern literature prose. In addition, there are in-class translation workshops once a week, where an unseen text is translated from English to Persian or Persian to English.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Pouneh Shabani-Jadidi (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ISLA 543 or ISLA 642, Placement Test, or permission of instructor.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ISLA 643 or ISLA 643D1/2.

    • Note: Language of instruction is Persian.

  • ISLA 545 Advanced Persian 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : Advanced level of Persian language study.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: ISLA 544 or ISLA 643, Placement Test, or permission of instructor.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ISLA 644 or ISLA 644D1/2.

    • Note: Language of instruction is Persian.

  • ISLA 546 Advanced Persian 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : Advanced level of Persian language study.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: ISLA 545 or ISLA 644, Placement Test, or permission of instructor.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ISLA 644D1/2 or ISLA 645.

    • Note: Language of instruction is Persian.

Faculty of Arts—2017-2018 (last updated Aug. 23, 2017) (disclaimer)