Near Eastern Languages & Cultures | Elementary Persian I
P500 | 3310 | Staff


Course Meets: 9:05 - 9:55                                                                     D    WH 113

We will begin by studying the writing system and proper pronunciation.  We will then concentrate on learning
the basic grammatical structures of the language and developing a working vocabulary of two-to-three
hundred words.  Written and oral drills, graded readings and short written compositions, translation exercises
and simple conversations will all play their role in gaining a thorough command of the fundamental elements
of the language.

Required texts:
Tehrania, Hassan and Windfuhr, Gernot. Modern Persian: Elementary Level.
Thackston, Wheeler M.  An Introduction to Persian.