Persian Language and Literature

The Department of Jewish, Islamic and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures offers a major and a minor in Persian. As a major in Persian, students can expect to gain proficiency in the language, study the area’s literary and cultural landmarks, and gain familiarity with Near Eastern history and civilizations. As majors, students are expected to maintain a B average in all departmental courses.

The prerequisites for a major include successful completion of the first two levels of language study (Pers 116D Beginning Persian I, Pers 117D Beginning Persian II, Pers 216D Intermediate Persian I, Pers 217D Intermediate Persian II) or its equivalent and one lower-level foundational course: JNE 210C Introduction to Islamic Civilization.