Grammatica Perzisch 3, Media Persian.
This course provides an introduction to major cultural texts of historical, literary, and political figures in Iran.
There will be 3 themes in which the texts are selected:
This seminar course will meet once weekly, whereby we will review, discuss, and analyze the texts assigned for that week. Preparing for these classes is obligatory, because students have to translate and prepare presentations for the assigned texts.
Enhanced understanding of different forms of written Persian
Improved reading and translation skills
Knowledge and comprehension of different subject matters in Persian culture
Mode of instruction
Seminar. Presence of students is mandatory. Absence must be notified in advance to the lecturer. If a student is absent the lecturer will assign an alternative assignment. If the student does not meet the above mentioned conditions, he or she is awarded an insufficient grade and should follow the course again.
Mid-term paper 1000-1100 words (20%)
Final paper 2000-2200 words (30%)
Active participation and preparation (30%).
The final paper is written in two stages: a first version which will be commented on and a final version. Students who do not meet the deadline for the first version will lose the right to get comments and will only be graded based on their final version.
Readings will be announced or distributed via Blackboard.