Near Eastern Languages & Cultures | Intermediate Persian I
P200 | 3419 | Mehdizadeh


Course Meets: 1:25 - 2:15 SE 009

This course will continue the study of modern standard Persian begun in Elementary Persian,
concentrating on the mastery of complex grammatical structures and vocabulary acquisition.  Although
we will focus on reading and writing skills, we will also devote time to gaining fluency in modern
colloquial (Tehran dialect) pronunciation.  Emphasis will also be placed on reading and translating texts
in various styles of increasing complexity, drawn from both Windfuhr's textbook and from modern
Iranian publications selected by the instructor.  We will begin our study of the differences between
modern and classical Persian and read simple passages of classical poetry and prose.  All students are
required to purchase the dictionary listed below, if they have not already done so for Elementary
Persian.

Required texts:
Windfuhr, Gernot and Bostanbakhsh, Shapour. Modern Persian: Intermediate Level I
Thackston, Wheeler M.  An Introduction to Persian.
Aryanpur Kashani, Abbas and Manoochehr.  The Combined New Persian-English and English-Persian
Dictionary.