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Persian Course Descriptions

S A N T A M O N I C A   C O L L E G E   C A T A L O G   2 0 0 7 - 2 0 0 8

Additional hours to be arranged in the Modern Language Lab for Persian 1 and 2.

PERSIN 1, Elementary Persian I 5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU
IGETC Foreign Language (required for UC only)
• Prerequisite: None.

This course introduces basic vocabulary and the fundamentals of modern Persian grammar, structure, and pronunciation as well as reading, writing, and speaking. Using natural and audio-lingual approaches, the course prepares students to hold simple conversations in Persian and write short descriptive compositions. Aspects of Persian culture and history, and geography are covered as well. Students are required to review multimedia materials (audio and video) in the Language Lab.

PERSIN 2, Elementary Persian II 5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU
IGETC Foreign Language (required for UC only)
• Prerequisite: Persian 1*.

This course is a continuation of Persian I. It elaborates on the fundamentals of modern Persian grammar, structure, and pronunciation and develops reading, writing, and speaking skills. Aspects of Persian culture and history are covered as well. The latter includes simple passages from different genres in Persian literature. This is applicable to students’ level and reinforces the process of language acquisition.

*The prerequisite for this course is comparable to two years of high school Persian