2020-21 Edition

Iranian Studies (IRAN)

Courses

IRAN 231A. History of Zoroastrianism. 4 Units.

Reviews major trends in the history of Zoroastrianism.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

Concurrent with HIST 131A.

IRAN 231B. Ancient Persia. 4 Units.

Survey of the history of Persia in antiquity.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

Concurrent with HIST 131B.

IRAN 231C. Medieval Persia. 4 Units.

A survey of Persian history in the context of Late Antique and Medieval Islamic history.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

Concurrent with HIST 131C.

IRAN 255A. Ancient India. 4 Units.

Examines the visual and religious history of the region defined as "India" today, but necessarily encompassing modern Bangladesh and Pakistan. Culminates with the supposed Golden Age of the Gupta empire and its far-reaching legacies.

Same as AHIS 255A.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

Concurrent with AHIS 155A.

IRAN 255B. Medieval India. 4 Units.

Begins with the Gupta period's aesthetic legacies in South Asia's architecture, sculpture, and painting. Explores the dispersal of Islam throughout South Asia, including the Muslim communities of southern India.

Same as AHIS 255B.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

Concurrent with AHIS 155B.

IRAN 280. Studies in Old Iranian. 4 Units.

Studies in grammars and texts of Old Persian and Avestan.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

IRAN 281. Studies in Middle Iranian. 4 Units.

Studies in grammars and texts of Middle Iranian languages (e.g., Middle Persian, Parthian, Sogdian, Bactrian).

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

IRAN 282. Studies in Classical Persian. 4 Units.

Studies in the premodern literatures and historical texts of medieval and early modern Persian.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

IRAN 290. Special Topics in Premodern Iranian Studies. 4 Units.

Studies in selected areas of premodern Iranian Studies. Topics addressed vary each quarter.

Repeatability: Unlimited as topics vary.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

IRAN 292. Seminar in Premodern Iranian Studies. 4 Units.

Seminar in selected areas of premodern Iranian Studies. Topics addressed vary each quarter.

Repeatability: Unlimited as topics vary.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

IRAN 293. Directed Readings in Premodern Iranian Studies. 4 Units.

Directed reading on a specific topic agreed upon by student and instructor.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

IRAN 294. Curatorial Methods. 4 Units.

Development of curatorial methodologies with an instructor in conjunction with curatorial internship or practicum.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

IRAN 295. Special Methods. 4 Units.

Reading course focused on the development of particular research skills (e.g. archaeological field methods, numismatics, digital humanities) often in conjunction with a practicum.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

IRAN 296. Ethics, Law, and Art. 4 Units.

Addresses a broad range of ethical and legal issues pertaining to art, ownership, looting and theft, museum policies, and cultural heritage.

Prerequisite: Background in Art History or Legal Studies.

Same as AHIS 296.

Concurrent with AHIS 196.