Persian & Minor in Iranian Studies Courses
USC Dornsife College announced that it offers minor in Iranian Studies in fall 2013 for the first time. Dr. Hani Khafipour, our new lecturer, will teach a collection of courses in Iranian history, culture and literature this fall semester. Please check our course catalogue to register for Persian and Iranian Studies courses. Lower Division Persian courses as well as Higher Division Persian courses will count toward the minor degree in Iranian Studies. Please check Iranian Studies menu in our website for a list of four courses that can be dones to earn a minor degree in Iranian Studies. Please contact us for more information.
Develop Proficiency in Persian & Fulfill your Foreign Language Requirement
Fall 2013 registration for Persian courses and our brand new Iranian Studies are open to all USC students, MDES 120, MDES 150 and MDES 220 have been offered again this semester.
The Persian Elementary I & II (MDES 120 & MDES 150) as well as Intermediate I (MDES 220) classes provide students with an unprecedented opportunity to develop communicative proficiency in Persian, sufficient to study through the language. They employ an innovative, modular, and task-based curriculum. You will learn basic skills in reading and writing and develop proficiency in speaking and listening. The main content areas include modern culture of Iran, colloquial conversations, and contemporary Persian literature.
Persian-IV (MDES 250) and Advanced Persian-V & VI courses (MDES 320 & MDES 350) will count toward the Iranian Studies minor. If you have language requirements and cannot read and write in Persian, you have to start from Persian-I. Persian native speakers who are also proficient in reading and writing may also be able to enroll in Iranian Studies courses (offered in English) with the approval of the department.
Students who want to be tested out of Persian-III and fullfill their foreign language requirements should contact the Language Center and sit for a written proficiency/placement exam from the next fall.
- Persian Program
- Office: THH 449
- 3501 Trousdale Parkway
- Los Angeles, CA 90089-0352
- Phone: (213) 740 - 2310
- Email: email@example.com