Minor in Persian Studies

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This 15-credit minor will provide students with a background in linguistic, literary, and cultural aspects of the study of Persian, including the cultures of Iran, Afghanistan, Persian-speaking Central Asia, and the Persian diaspora. Students will work toward linguistic competence in speaking, reading, writing, and listening. Students are also introduced to Iranian culture in its diverse perspectives, practices, and products. The minor in Persian Studies complements a range of professions, including careers in education, engineering, government, journalism, the arts, business, and communication.

All students planning to pursue the minor in Persian Studies must contact the undergraduate advisor for Persian, who will be responsible for oversight and recordkeeping. Students should sign up for the minor in Persian Studies at least one year prior to graduation.

Minor Degree Requirements

  • A minimum of 9 credits must be earned through courses taught in Persian.
  • Up to 6 may be earned from PERS courses taught in English.
  • A minimum of 9 credits must be at the upper level.
  • All courses presented for the minor must be passed with a grade of 2.0 or better.
  • A maximum of 6 credits may be applied to the minor from courses taken at other institutions.
  • No more than 6 credits of the minor may be used to satisfy the requirements of a major.
  • No courses applied to the minor may count toward another minor.

Note: Students with prior experience in Persian should consult with the undergraduate advisor for proper placement.