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Course Descriptions

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, history, and geography are covered as well. Students are required to review multi-media materials (audio and video). Language lab is required.

PERSIN 2, Elementary Persian II, 5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3B (Arts and Humanities), Foreign Language (required for UC only) • Prerequisite: Persian 1*.

In this course, students are expected to utilize the knowledge of Persian in Persian 1 to expand their vocabulary and familiarize themselves with various forms of the language. In addition to preparing students for further language acquisition, this course also acquaints students with important elements of the literatures and cultures of the Persian-speaking world. Language lab is required.

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