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)