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.
- Jahanshiri.ir: Great Grammar Lessons, Phrasebook, and Verb Conjugator
- University of Arizona's Persian Language Resources: A list of resources to help reinforce grammar and vocab
- National Middle East Language Resource Center - Persian: Multimedia and Texts to help your studies!
- Calligraphy Qalam: A Look at Calligraphy in the Arabic/Persian Script
- Radio Farda: Listen to Music and Talk Radio in Persian!
- BBC Persian: Keep Up to Date with Current Events in Persian!
- Learn Persian: YouTube Persian Instruction
Many colleges and universities offer baccalaureate degrees in this field. Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university need to know which courses completed at Santa Monica College will be accepted at the specific college/university. Please consult a Counselor. SMC has transfer articulation agreements with the many UC and CSU campuses, as well as many private and out-of-state institutions.
Degrees and Certificates
Currently, there are no degrees or certificates offered in this discipline at Santa Monica College. Most students should plan to transfer to a four-year institution to continue their education toward a degree in this discipline. Transferring students who wish to qualify for an Associate degree before leaving Santa Monica College should discuss their plans with a Counselor before selecting classes.